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Funding provided to the Scottish Youth Parliament and partners

Information Released in Response to an FOI Request

Title Funding provided to the Scottish Youth Parliament and partners
Description Funding provided to the Scottish Youth Parliament, Youthlink Scotland, and Young Scot by the Scottish Executive since 1999
Publication Date June 20, 2006
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The Scottish Youth Parliament

Funding is provided to the Scottish Youth Parliament Limited, which is a company limited by guarantee.

The Scottish Youth Parliament has received £699,228 from the Scottish Executive since 1999, as set out in the table below:

Year

Core grant

Project grant

National Development Fund

Scottish Development Education and Training Fund (SDET)

2001-02

£80,000

 

£6050 - to assist with costs for the Five Nations Event

 

2002-03

£82,000

 

£1016 - to assist with costs for general meeting with UKYP in August 2002

£1822 - to assist with costs of UKYP meeting in July 2002

2003-04

£120,000

£9780 - for mini road shows

£6000 - to assist with travel costs for conference in Morocco, August 2003

£5000 - to assist with costs in visiting Local Authorities

2004-05

£123,000

£19,560 - for mini road shows

   

2005-06

£245,000

     

TOTAL

£650,000

£29,340

£13,066

£6822

In 2005-06, £20,000 was made available for Communications, which included £ 17,860 for the development of a new website, as set out in their workplan. No additional resources or targets have been given to the SVP to ensure that their website information is relevant and up-to-date. It is the SVP's responsibility to ensure that their website is kept up-to-date, as set out in their workplan.

Funding for staffing and specific projects is allocated to specific funding streams, as set out in the SYP workplan. Amendments to these funding streams is only possible with written agreement from the Scottish Executive. The Scottish Youth Parliament receives a grant through the Children, Young People & Families Unified Voluntary Sector Fund, which is subject to terms and conditions based on those that were agreed by the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations.

Funding is monitored against an agreed workplan for the financial year. The workplan sets out costs, outcomes, outputs/actions and evidence/timescales/measures. The SVP is expected to make satisfactory quarterly reports on progression and completion of the workplan, including costs incurred. Payment is made quarterly, in arrears, on receipt of a satisfactory report. At the end of the Financial Year, the organisation must prepare accounts showing all expenditure incurred in connection with all business during that Year. These accounts must be audited and certified by a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and a copy of the external auditors report is submitted for inspection by the Scottish Executive along with the certified accounts.

Scottish Executive Ministers have agreed to fund the organisation until 31 March 2007. At present, no decision has been taken on continuation of funding past this date.

Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland

Young Scot received a programme grant of £750,000 in 2005-06 divided equally between the Education and Health Departments. The organisation is due to receive the same amount of funding in 2006-07. YouthLink Scotland received a programme grant of £500,000 and a core grant of £116,200 in 2005-06. The organisation is due to receive the same amount of funding in 2006-07, with inflationary increases. In addition, both organisations will have received one-off, time limited payments, to carry out specific pieces of work.

None of these funds are ring fenced for work with the SYP. However, the organisations are able to enter into Service Level Agreements, providing support under private arrangement.