Scotland - Voluntary groups share in £2.4 million

10 February 2004
Communities Minister Margaret Curran has announced that new services to help people who find it difficult to scrape together the
initial deposit to rent a home will be running across Scotland by the end of the year.

Funding for a new development worker to drive forward work on improving access to private rented accommodation was announced as part of a 2.4 million pounds funding package for the voluntary sector.

Ms Curran explained: 'Scraping together a deposit with the first month's rent can be an enormous burden when someone is trying to rent a home and schemes like these help provide stability to people's lives. We are working to tackle homelessness and ensuring the correct support services are in place is critical.'