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S5W-11938: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 11 October 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that the charity, Kindred, is in danger as a result of reductions in its core funding, and whether it would intervene to save the charity.

Answered by: Mark McDonald 1 November 2017

There has been ongoing communication between the Government and Kindred over the last weeks. The Scottish Government currently provides £64,000 annually through the Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund to support the infrastructure of the organisation awarded through open and transparent competition.

Officials from Corra Foundation, the administrators of this fund are working alongside Scottish Government officials with Kindred to support them to establish a way forward.

Kindred is also a delivery partner in the Let’s Talk ASN Service, receiving £30k of the total £100k grant from Scottish Government until March 2018.