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Support for Families with School Aged Children

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October 2022

More local families will benefit from funded school age childcare as part of a Clackmannanshire Family Wellbeing Partnership (FWP) project aimed at supporting low income families. 

The FWP has secured £428,000 in Scottish Government funding – as a result eligible low income families will be helped with the cost of childcare for primary school aged children. Families in most need will pay nothing.

The project has been created after listening to what matters to local families. It aims to help families out of poverty and will draw on collective local and joint resources to improve whole family wellbeing and outcomes. The funding will improve the flexibility, affordability and accessibility of childcare and activities provision.

Spokesperson for Education, Councillor Graham Lindsay said: “I am delighted that Clackmannanshire has been awarded this funding to test out a model of school age childcare for families. Given the current cost of living crisis facing, and hitting some of our families on low income more than most, this offers more support for families to help them make ends meet. The work of the Family Wellbeing Partnership is ground breaking and delivering person-centred approaches, listening to families, and building up community assets and solutions.” 

The Clackmannanshire Family Wellbeing Partnership is the name given to a series of projects that support our young people and their families to make a difference in their communities. It is designed to encourage our families to have a say in improving things that matter to them. 

Any queries on the project can be emailed to