Fairer Scotland

  • Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People – Shirley-Anne Somerville

    27th July 2018 by

    I was recently given the huge privilege of being appointed to Cabinet, to serve as the Scottish Government’s first Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People. I am proud to be building on the work of my predecessor Jeane Freeman, moving from the passage of the historic Social Security (Scotland) Act on to the...

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  • Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government – Aileen Campbell

    26th July 2018 by

    Being asked to be part of the Scottish Government to serve as the Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government is an enormous privilege – that’s because in this role there is the opportunity to help build the fairer and more equal Scotland that I know so many of us seek. And in doing so,...

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  • Growing the Social Economy – Update October 2017

    11th October 2017 by

    There have been many changes within Growing the Social Economy since our last update. The team managing the programme is now located within the Social Justice & Regeneration Division alongside Aspiring Communities Fund colleagues. We would like to take this opportunity to thank David Cowan and his team for making us welcome. Yvonne Strachan is...

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  • Poverty & Social Inclusion Update

    6th July 2017 by

    Only 3 weeks remaining to submit Social Innovation Fund Stage 1 and 2 applications. The electronic application submissions must be received by 5pm on Friday 21 July to ApplicationsGrowingtheSocialEconomy@gov.scot. Tips Keep the project title brief and meaningful. Read the application guidance to understand the fund criteria and cost model requirements. Insert match funding that you...

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