Funding for summer activities to help young people recover from pandemic

East Dunbartonshire Council will receive £184,000 from the Scottish Government to encourage young people to play and socialise as part of the Covid-19 recovery.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 2:33 pm
Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay
Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay

The support will specifically target those aged up to 25 from low income households who may otherwise struggle to access summer activities.

£5m will also be distributed among charities such as Barnardo’s and Who Cares Scotland.

Strathkelvin and Bearsden MSP Rona Mackay said: “Coming out of the pandemic young people told us mental health is a priority and the Scottish Government has listened.

“This funding will have a positive impact on mental and physical wellbeing, which will be extremely important when coming out of lockdown and into recovery.”