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Tackling poverty and inequality

There is one Strategic Intervention (SI) intended to tackle poverty and inequality in Scottish society, entitled Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction.

Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction

The Social Inclusion and Poverty Reduction Strategic Intervention (SI) aims to:

  • encourage people to participate in society through promoting equal opportunities
  • increase the money available to, and money-management skills of, the most disadvantaged individuals and households
  • help disadvantaged people from workless, single-parent and low-income households to increase skill levels and find work
  • enable disadvantaged communities to develop long-term solutions for reducing poverty
  • promote the creation of, and participation in, social enterprises
  • increase the sustainability and capacity of Scotland's non-profit sector
  • support and encourage innovation around social issues

The lead partners for this SI are:

  • the Scottish Government's Communities Directorate and Equalities, Human Rights and Third Sector Directorate, both working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise
  • Big Lottery Fund Scotland
  • the following local authorities: Highland, Shetland Islands, Aberdeenshire, Edinburgh City, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Stirling