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Question reference: S6W-23222

  • Asked by: Colin Smyth, MSP for South Scotland, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 27 November 2023
  • Current status: Answered by Shirley-Anne Somerville on 12 December 2023


To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to ensure that multi-year funding arrangements for the voluntary sector have annual inflation-based uplifts inbuilt, at a level as close to inflation as possible.


In line with our commitment to develop a fairer funding approach for the third sector, we will increase the number of multi-year grants in the forthcoming budget and ensure timely notification of funding.

In the current fiscal climate and within the constraints of the significant financial challenges facing us in this budget, we will consider each proposal for funding carefully and do what we can to support third sector organisations.