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Production Growth Fund: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
13 Jul 2018
Production Growth Fund: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01720
Date received: 15 June 2018
Date responded: 12 July 2018

Information requested

Amount committed by the Scottish Government to the Production Growth Fund referenced on page 48 of the Programme for Government; for the amount of money that had been paid out through the Fund has paid out to date; for (if it does not break the cost limits) a list of payees that have received funding from the Fund and for the business case for the Fund.

Response

1. You ask for the amount which has been allocated by the Scottish Government to the Production Growth Fund.

To date the Scottish Government has committed £1.25m. In addition Creative Scotland used £500k from their core Grant in Aid towards the Production Growth Fund in 2017/18.

2. and 3. You ask for the amount of money which has paid out and who it has been paid to.

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not hold the information you have requested, because Creative Scotland, and not the Scottish Government, is responsible for awarding support through the Production Growth Fund. This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested. However you should be aware that Creative Scotland publishes a list of those in receipt of funding every month on its website http://www.creativescotland.com/funding/latest-information/awards-listings

These monthly award listings include the Production Growth Fund.

4. You ask for the business case for the fund. This is a formal notice under section 33(1)(b) of FOISA that the Scottish Government has redacted parts of the business case, due to commercial sensitivities. Please see attached the business case for the grant which was presented to the Scottish Government by Creative Scotland, with redactions as necessary.

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