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£30m to help charities grow

posted 7 Feb 2009, 03:16 by myEdinburgh Admin   [ updated 7 Feb 2009, 03:18 ]
Millions of pounds are being made available to charities in Edinburgh to help them expand and develop.

The Scottish Investment Fund (SIF), introduced by the Scottish Government, has a total of £30 million for groups across Scotland to help benefit local communities.

Up to 80 organisations are set to benefit over the next three years, including environmental projects, employment training schemes, disability services and health equality initiatives.

Scott Anderson, Social Investment Scotland chief executive, said: "The Scottish Investment Fund will give an added focus to social enterprises and help them develop revenue generating initiatives."

Source: Edinburgh Evening News