Keep Scotland Beautiful is a charity whose stated aims are:
"Combatting climate change, reducing litter and waste, and protecting and enhancing the places we care for"
It may therefore intrigue the SNP's new Green colleagues that the funding to this charity has been cut by over £1million by the Scottish Government from 2016-17 to 2020-21.
The funding in 2016-17 was £11,147,463, while the 2020-21 funding was £10,054,598.
Do the SNP think that Scotland's litter problem has gone away? I would certainly disagree. With a large increase in funding coming from the UK Government it's absurd the SNP couldn't find money to put into KSB. Perhaps if they spent less on PR officers to cover up cuts like these, they wouldn't need to make them in the first place!
To ask the Scottish Government how much funding has been allocated to Keep Scotland Beautiful in each year since 2016.
Current status: Answered by Michael Matheson on 16 August 2021
Keep Scotland Beautiful has delivered a range of initiatives on the Scottish Government's behalf and has been allocated the following funding since 2016 to enable it to do so:
To date £1,555,145 has been awarded to KSB for initiatives to be delivered in this financial year