SUMMER playschemes will be provided for free to young people in Inverclyde to help families with the cost of living crisis.
Members of Inverclyde Council’s policy and resources committee unanimously agreed to fund playschemes during the school summer holidays this year so that they can be accessed by young people without charge to their parents.
The initiative is being paid for using £23,250 from the council’s anti-poverty fund.
Councillor Stephen McCabe, leader of Inverclyde Council and convener of policy and resources, said: “I’m very pleased to say that we will now fund playschemes for young people this summer to ease the financial burden on parents when their children are not in school, on top of existing initiatives we already have planned for during the holidays.
“Clearly council funds are not limitless but I’m proud that, with the support of my fellow councillors, we’ve been able to use the finite resources we have to once again lead the way in delivering meaningful initiatives to support low income households during these challenging financial times.”