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.

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.

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£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.”