Breakfast with the First Minister
- Wednesday 15 June
- Time slot
This event took place 12 months ago
- Kirsten Hogg
- Economy Leadership Policy & influencing
- Who was the event aimed at?
- Who spoke at this event?
- The First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon
- Event summary
What was covered in your sessions?
In this session, delegates heard from First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon. The First Minister’s speech touched on the importance of the third sector, particularly during the pandemic; the challenges facing the sector, including requests for longer-term funding; the budgetary challenges faced by the Scottish Government; and a desire to work in partnership with the third sector and develop a “third sector first” approach.
Was there any useful feedback or reflection from the participants?
Delegates also had the opportunity to put their questions to the First Minister. Questions covered:
- Voluntary sector funding
- The rising cost of living
- Red tape
- Joint working
- Support for people experiencing long term trauma
- Rural poverty
How people can find out more or get involved in your work?
The session was covered in an article by Third Force News: https://tfn.scot/news/first-minister-confronted-by-third-sector-over-funding-unpredictability
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