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Conditions of all Funding to Woman's Aid: FOI release

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

Published:
11 Mar 2020
Conditions of all Funding to Woman's Aid: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000016737
Date received: 18 Feb 2020
Date responded: 11 Mar 2020
Information requested

“(1) Please also supply me with the total amount of funding supplied to Woman's Aid from 1st April 2014 until present date? Please break this down year on year?
(2) Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate the exact criteria that is required from Womans Aid appertaining to each payment from the public purse?
(3) Please also supply me with a list of frontline services and other organisations that have received training from Woman’s Aid since 1st April 2014, please break this down year on year until present date.
(4) Please also state what professional standards and quality assurance reporting is required to comply with the quality of training, this is to ensure the you are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.”

Response

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the costs of locating,retrieving and providing all of the funding information requested would exceed the upper cost limit of £600. The cost of searching all of our communications and records, reviewing them and identifying those which are relevant for your request would exceed the upper cost limit. Under section 12 of FOISA, public authorities are not required to comply with a request for information if the authority estimates that the cost of complying would exceed the upper cost limit, which is currently set at £600 by Regulations made under section 12.

Furthermore, in this instance, some of the information you requested is not held by the Scottish Government Specifically, we were unable to provide any information on the number of frontline services and other organisations that have received training from Scottish Women's Aid in the time period specified.

I have however provided information from the Equality Unit’s budget for the time period requested which is attached. Our webpage (undernoted) also sets out what documentation is required for each organisation to access each quarter’s finding. 
https://www.gov.scot/publications/equality-funding-2017-to-2020-process-for-recipients/

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