Government launches grant to counter social exclusion
Fifteen of Sweden’s most socially excluded districts will receive 100 milion Swedish kronor to counter social exclusion.
As a condition for the grant, the selected districts must raise the levels of education, employment and income support. The better the local councils do, the more money they will receive.
The government hopes this will help improve conditions in districts that today have poor school results and high unemployment levels, reports the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper.
Tensta in Stockholm and Araby in Växjö are among the districts selected for the grant.
The government is allocating a total of 200 milion Swedish kronor for the grant over the next two years.