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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18517: Alexander Burnett (Aberdeenshire West)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 3 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to increase grant support for Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action, in light of reports that it has not received any funding increase in the last five years in line with annual inflation.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 18 September 2018

As one of Scotland’s 32 third-sector interfaces (TSIs), Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action provides crucial local support for the third sector in Aberdeenshire whilst also informing local and national strategic priorities.

The Scottish Government has maintained significant levels of funding for TSIs since their inception in 2011. The current level of total funding to TSIs of £8.155 million per annum will continue for a further year to the end of September 2019. Within this, Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action’s share will continue at £316,800 per annum, the level it has been since 2012-13.