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Question reference: S6W-23224

  • 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 develop a longer-term funding model for the voluntary sector across all of its directorates.


We recognise that the third sector needs clarity and stability to secure its resilience and to grow its capacity. That is why we have committed to develop a Fairer Funding approach for the sector as a means to embed systemic change and to create conditions for third sector organisations to thrive as part of a mixed economy.

Our initial focus has been on improving grant-making arrangements, including increasing multi-year funding. Officials are working with grant managers across the organisation to ensure that they are aware of, and operating within, the terms of the commitment.