New Funding will support local families with the cost of living crisis

Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS) has received £30k from The National Lottery Community Fund to support local families with the cost of living crisis.
FCSS is a national charity with 23 childcare settings providing early learning and childcare and specialist care for children with additional support needs across Scotland.
Last year the charity provided more than 120,000 hours of early learning and childcare to more than 300 children, supporting 300 families across 6 different services.
With such a significant reach, and having built strong relationships with the families they support, The National Lottery Community Fund was delighted to fund the charity who would in turn support families in areas of high deprivation providing activities and initiatives to local families helping them to cope through the current cost of living crisis that grips the country.
The National Lottery Community Fund, Scotland Chair, Kate Still: said: “National Lottery funding can make amazing things happen in local communities across the country. This project delivered by Flexible Childcare Services Scotland, is a great example of community activity in action, showing just what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause or to help others.  National Lottery players can be proud to know that the money they raise is helping to support this vital work which is making a real difference to so many.”
Susan McGhee, Chief Executive at FCSS said, “Our childcare settings are situated in areas of high deprivation where we provide flexible, book by the hour, childcare to help families reduce their childcare spend as well as supporting them to increase their household income. Many families are too proud to admit that they need support but we are an established provider in these areas and our team have developed a position and reputation of trust which helps to bridge that gap so that we can provide the right support to the families in greatest need.”