Kenneth Gibson MSP has welcomed £452,000 the SNP Government is providing to North Ayrshire Council (NAC) to support children and young people’s summer activities.
The support will specifically target those aged up to 25 from low income households who may otherwise struggle to access such experiences during the holidays.
In addition to a national £15 million fund, the SNP Government will also disperse £5 million amongst Scottish children’s charities such as Barnardo’s and Who Cares Scotland.
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“The SNP puts children first and as such, recognises that it’s been a particularly tough 15 months for them.
“The pandemic has been difficult for adults, but when you’re a child, 15 months really is a huge part of your life. While adults have been able to start going out and kickstart their social lives, children should also be able to meet up with friends or play the sports they love.
“Coming out of the pandemic, young people have told us that their mental health will be a priority and the SNP Government has listened to them and is investing in summer activities.
“I believe this £452,000 will have a positive impact on the mental and physical wellbeing of children and young people in North Ayrshire.”