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Making Advice Work (MAW)
Scottish Legal Aid Board Grant Funding Programme 2013 – 2015
- Stream 1 – community-wide advice
- Stream 2 – helping tenants of social landlords
- Stream 3 – thematic stream
The MAW launch press release gives details of the funding split and includes a list of the projects which have finalised their agreements for funding through the programme. This list will be updated as agreements are finalised.
- £5.1 million of funding is being made available the Scottish Government
- £2.35 million of funding is being made available by the Money Advice Service
On 3rd January 2014, the Scottish Government announced that a further £280,000 is being made available to support a small number of additional shortlisted projects under Stream 3 of the programme.
Organisations in Stream 1 are well placed to directly deliver the advice provision within the project remit; including local authority advice providers, third sector organisations, and law centres. We particularly welcomed partnership applications which encourage and embed co-ordinated provision of advice and where organisations play to their respective strengths.
There was a suggested maximum grant of around £200,000 for an 18-month period although higher awardse would considered, particularly for nation-wide projects. There was a maximum of around £3.95m available under Stream 1.
Stream 2 of the programme focuses specifically on advice for tenants of social landlords. Projects aim to provide advice, information and/or representation for social tenants dealing with the impact of changes to the benefit system, particularly those changes which are likely to impact on their ability to manage their housing costs or to sustain their tenancies.
Under Stream 2, proposals must be led by social landlords, either as the organisation delivering the project, or as the lead organisation in partnership with an advice provider. We particularly welcomed partnership applications, including partnership projects which would deliver help to tenants of more than one social landlord.
There was a suggested maximum grant of around £150,000 for an 18-month period although higher awards would be considered in some cases, e.g. for projects with national or broad geographic coverage. There was a maximum of £2.5m available for projects under Stream 2.
Stream 3 aims to tackle barriers in accessing advice or to test new ways of resolving problems related to debt, financial management and social welfare law for one of the following priority groups:
- people with disabilities
- people experiencing domestic abuse.
If you have any questions about the Making Advice Work programme, please contact us by email or by telephone to:
Policy and Development
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