Early Resolution of Advice Programme
Grant Funding Programme 2012 – 2019
The Economic Downturn programme started on 1 October 2012. Programme priorities were agreed by our funders, the Scottish Government and the Money Advice Service, the organisation which helps people across the UK manage their money better.
This programme was extended in March 2015. The programme was renamed the Early Resolution of Advice Programme in April 2017 and runs to March 2019.
What is the programme for?
The grants programme has two funding streams (Stream 1 and Stream 2) which are designed to contribute towards the achievement of the Scottish Government’s National Outcomes and to the benefits set out for the Scottish Government’s Making Justice Work Programme, which has been established to implement an outcome-focused programme to improve and develop Scotland’s justice system through increased partnership working between the key justice operational delivery partners.
A Stream 1 project provides one or more of the following:
- Direct assistance and representation for people facing court action related to mortgage repossession or tenancy repossession and direct assistance that tackles the multiple and serious debt issues underlying these court actions.
A Stream 2 project provides one or more of the following:
- Information, one-off advice and signposting to people with small claims
- Other civil court matters to increase people’s ability to navigate the court process themselves or to seek further assistance and casework assistance to people with small claims-level cases enabling them to resolve matters pre-action or settle them early in the court process.
There are 20 services funded by the Early Resolution of Advice Programme.
If you have any questions about the Early Resolution of Advice Programme, please contact us by email or by telephone:
Policy and Development
0131 240 1883