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DELIGHT AS WEST LOTHIAN RECEIVES £541,000 FOR KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES

DELIGHT AS WEST LOTHIAN RECEIVES £541,000 FOR KIDS’ SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Published date : 10 June, 2021

Angela Constance MSP has welcomed the announcement that West Lothian Council is set to receive £541,000 from the Scottish Government to encourage children to play and socialise as part of the recovery from the pandemic.

 

Councils across Scotland will receive a share of £15m to support summer activities that are already in place in certain areas.

 

The support will specifically target those aged up to 25 from low income households who may otherwise struggle to access such experiences during the holidays.

 

£5m will also be distributed among prominent Scottish children’s charities such as Barnardo’s and Who Cares Scotland.

 

Commenting, Ms Constance said:

 

“I am absolutely delighted at this investment in West Lothian's children and young people, who have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic as they have not been able to meet up with friends or play the sports they love.

 

“Coming out of the pandemic young people have told us that their mental health will be a priority and the Scottish Government has listened to them and is investing in summer activities.

 

“This will have a positive impact on the mental and physical wellbeing of our young people, which will be extremely important when coming out of lockdown and into recovery.”

 

 

Local Authority            Allocation

Aberdeen City              £418,000

Aberdeenshire             £562,000

Angus                            £335,000

Argyll & Bute                £232,000

Clackmannanshire       £162,000

Dumfries & Galloway  £529,000

Dundee City                  £432,000

East Ayrshire                 £405,000

East Dunbartonshire   £184,000

East Lothian                   £277,000

East Renfrewshire        £187,000

Edinburgh, City of        £846,000

Eilean Siar                       £78,000

Falkirk                            £443,000

Fife                                 £1,160,000

Glasgow City                £2,249,000

Highland                        £721,000

Inverclyde                     £201,000

Midlothian                   £252,000

Moray                          £256,000

North Ayrshire          £452,000

North Lanarkshire    £1,104,000

Orkney Islands         £68,000

Perth & Kinross        £397,000

Renfrewshire           £436,000

Scottish Borders      £353,000

Shetland Islands      £53,000

South Ayrshire        £295,000

South Lanarkshire   £882,000

Stirling                       £213,000

West Dunbartonshire £276,000

West Lothian                 £541,000

 

  

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