Nicola Sturgeon has announced a new fund for low income families to support them through the winter.
The fund will provide direct payments to families of £100 who have children currently receiving free school meals.
COVID impacted families who are struggling financially will get the extra support during winter to help alleviate hardship during the coldest months.
The new fund for low income households will provide an instant cash boost to help them pay for winter fuel bills and to ensure that children don’t go hungry.
The announcement of the winter fund was made at the SNP’s annual conference.