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Question reference: S6W-23225

  • 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 whether it defines multi-year funding for voluntary sector organisations as a three-year minimum commitment.


In line with our Fairer Funding commitment to embed a multi-year grant approach on all third sector grants by 2026, the First Minister has committed to increasing the number of two-year grants in the forthcoming budget, and longer where possible.

It must be recognised that whilst we would wish to go further we face significant economic uncertainty and it would be wrong to make commitments we cannot sustain.