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Financial Inclusion News - 26 June 2024

Published: Wednesday, 26 June 2024

Financial Inclusion News - 26 June 2024

Financial Inclusion News - 26 June 2024

Welcome to this week's Financial Inclusion Network news

The Financial Inclusion Network is an informal group of over 250 members taken from the Public and Third Sectors which covers all areas of South Lanarkshire.  This network is to share information from a wide range of themes. We hope to provide a new update each week that can be accessed by all members at any time to see what is going on in the area under the headings below. If you would like an item included within our weekly news, please complete our short online form here: https://forms.office.com/e/Ht5w7iAuFi.  For further information, please email communities@southlanarkshire.gov.uk 

Money is not the only problem – Housing

Do you have a housing enquiry and need advice regarding your current housing situation?

Our HomeOptions toolkit can provide you with information about accessing or maintaining different types of accommodation. This includes renting a property from the council, a private residential tenancy, or owning your own home.

You can also discuss your financial situation with a member of our local Housing Options Team, there may be assistance to secure a deposit through the Private Sector Access and Sustainment Service if you have found a private let that meets your needs.


Energy Fund grants help local communities

More than £900,000 has been awarded to five groups across South Lanarkshire from the Renewable Energy Fund (REF).

South Lanarkshire Council administer the REF, with money paid into it by wind farm operators across the area.

Energy Fund grants help local communities - South Lanarkshire View

People’s Post Code Lottery – Apply for a Grant

Peoples Postcode Trust have opened round two for applications with deadline Monday 1 July 2024.     Priority will be given to supporting communities in top 15% SIMD.

    Apply for a grant | Postcode Trust

Child Poverty Action Group – free resources for advisers

This year we launched CPAG Welfare Rights, designed as a dedicated site for advisers and frontline workers, where you can find our online handbooks, articles, bulletins, and tools.  The platform features a range of free content, thanks to the support of our partners.