Fife council’s deputy Conservative leader councillor Linda Holt called on council chiefs to “pull their finger out” and support the charity. “Already children and and families are suffering, and many more will until a solution is found.”
Fife Council co-leader David Ross has said officers are working with Fife Gingerbread to see what might be possible to protect services.
“Like many other voluntary groups across Fife, Fife Gingerbread provides valuable local services to children and families in our communities,” he said. “The council continues to provide substantial funding to the organisation and in the past couple of years has provided transitional funding to Gingerbread to tide them over until other external funding was available.“
“Their current financial difficulties are in the main down to the ending of time limited Lottery and Scottish Government funding streams. Unfortunately the realities of the council’s financial position mean it isn’t possible for the council to step in and make up for the loss of external funding for Gingerbread or other voluntary organisations in a similar situation.”
For more information about Fife Gingerbread, go to: https://www.fifegingerbread.org.uk/