Marion Davis, head of policy at the One Parent Families Scotland
charity, warned the most vulnerable are being hammered.
I only turned a corner when somebody put me in touch with a charity called One Parent Families Scotland
, who helped me get my debt cleared.
The projects include: The Cranhill Development Trust in Glasgow will use 39,590 to work with One Parent Families Scotland
in Riddrie and Cranhill to help reduce the impact of school holidays on family poverty and food insecurity, Midlothian Council will also work with schools and parents to tackle poverty, using its award of 30,000 to support families in Mayfield, Woodburn and Gorebridge cover the costs of the school day, The joint community councils of Moray will work with people of all ages to improve general health and wellbeing in the area using 66,500, Dundee City Council has secured 80,000 to involve communities from across the city in infrastructure projects.
Satwat Rehman, director of One Parent Families Scotland
, said: "It is Westminster Government action - rather than merely inaction - who are actively driving down the life chances of single parents and their children.
Satwat Rehman Director, One Parent Families Scotland
We have an important role to lobby for better services for families and we've done that on a number of other issues such as welfare reform and anti-poverty measures such as supporting families with the costs of school meals.
2 million for six charities - Aberlour, Action for Children, Barnardo's Scotland, Children 1st, Save The Children Scotland and One Parent Families Scotland
It runs the free Lone Parent Helpline in association with One Plus and One Parent Families Scotland
and an advice service
Their spokesman said Save the Children, Children in Scotland, the Family Planning Association and One Parent Families Scotland
all backed the Executive's plans.
Satwat Rehman, Director of One Parent Families Scotland
, said: Rising child poverty is a scar on our society, and is projected to rise further, as new benefit cuts that could cost the hardest-hit single parents more than 6,000 by 2019, are set to come into force today.
They include Barnardos Scotland, Children 1st, the Royal College of Nursing, One Parent Families Scotland
and Scottish Youth Parliament and more.
With the number of single dads on the rise, charity One Parent Families Scotland
support single fathers and their children at five different projects across the country.
Mr Hepburn updated Parliament on plans to deliver devolved employability services from 1 April 2017, following a discussion with single parents who have been affected by the threat of sanctions or have had their benefits cut at One Parent Families Scotland
(OPFS) in Edinburgh.