Question S5O-01177: Third Sector

26 Jun 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how it can ensure that organisations in the third sector are able to have their voices heard.

Answered by Angela Constance (28/06/2017):Hearing from the third sector is a vital part of our civic society and we value the experience and insight charities bring to public policy development as well as their willingness to speak truth to power. The third sector is making a real difference to the lives of individuals and communities right across Scotland on a daily basis, which is why we have protected funding to the sector for 2017-18 at the 2016-17 level of £24.5 million. This investment will not only allow the third sector to continue to deliver real change on the ground, but it will also support them to have their voice heard at a local and national level.

Current Status: Answered by Angela Constance on 28/06/2017