“The Victim Surcharge Fund is built up from financial levies imposed on offenders and will be open to bids from organisations that provide direct support to victims of crime and their families,” said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).
A new fund to help organisations provide support for victims of crime using money paid by offenders has opened for applications. The Victim Surcharge Fund, drawn from additional financial levies imposed on all offenders who receive a court fine, has opened to bids from organisations that provide direct support to victims of crime and their families.
“With the continued lockdown rules due to Covid-19, no one is sure when we will be able to get back to holding our traditional councillor surgeries, so we’ve came up with an alternative”, said Cllr Kenny MacLaren (SNP – Paisley Northwest).
Cllrs Kenny and Mags MacLaren attended a ceremony to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the death of Fireman James Mair, who was killed on 29th June 1899 whilst fighting a fire at the Ferguslie Fireclay Works. Continue reading →
“This could be an ideal opportunity for some local groups to raise much needed funds”, said Councillor Mags MacLaren (SNP – Paisley North West), commenting on the Tesco Bags of Help, local community grant scheme which uses the money raised from the carrier bag charge to fund community projects. Continue reading →