Scottish Draft Budget 2017-2018

Scottish Draft Budget 2017-2018
Scottish Government
December 2016

 

Spending Plans (Level 3)

 

 

 

 

Level 3

2016-17
Draft
Budget
£m

2016-17
Budget
 
£m

2017-18
Draft
Budget
£m

Third Sector

24.5

24.3

24.5

Total Level 2

24.5

24.3

24.5

of which:

 

 

 

DEL Resource

24.5

24.3

24.5

DEL Capital

Financial Transactions

AME

 

 

What the budget does
 
This budget helps in the drive to tackle poverty, reduce inequality and create a fairer and more prosperous Scotland.  It will invest in the capacity and growth of social enterprises across Scotland, as part of the new 10-year strategy for social enterprise.  It also supports the local and national third sector infrastructure, which helps to support third sector organisations in their work with individuals and communities, and local volunteering.

 

Scotland has a strong and dynamic third sector and this budget is maintaining our level of support to the sector.  We will also work with the sector to ensure the support we provide continues to be effective, and will enable better planning for the longer term. 

 

The third sector will also have access to resources through other programmes.

 

In 2017-18 we will:

 

·         maximise the impact of the sector in reducing inequality, working with communities to tackle tough social issues at source; and giving pace and innovation to public service reform;
·         provide support to social enterprise, social finance and social investment; and
·         support work to tackle poverty and inequality through the new European Social Fund programmes.