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Rape Crisis Scotland funding: FOI release

Published: 3 Jun 2020

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

Published:
3 Jun 2020
Rape Crisis Scotland funding: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000023750
Date received: 29 Mar 2020
Date responded: 1 Jun 2020
Information requested

1. Which person/people are directly responsible for the funding allocation to Rape Crisis Scotland?
2. What is the Scottish Government’s view regarding Margaret Curran being a board member of Rape Crisis Scotland; having previously been a leading member of Better Together?
3. How much are each of the board members of Rape Crisis Scotland paid from the funding allocation?

Response

The information that we are able to provide is attached in Annex A.
ANNEX A
Question 1 – Which person/people are directly responsible for the funding allocation to Rape Crisis Scotland?

Decisions on funding allocations are made by Scottish Ministers; specifically the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Older People, and the Deputy First Minister.

Question 2 – What is the Scottish Government’s view regarding Margaret Curran being a board member of Rape Crisis Scotland; having previously been a leading member of Better Together?

The governance of Rape Crisis Scotland is a matter for the organisation not the Scottish Government. In this case RCS appoint their own board members through a combination of external recruitment and network recruitment. The Scottish Government do not have a view on the board membership of Rape Crisis Scotland. You can view guidance on good practice for charity trustees here.

​​​​​Question 3 – How much are each of the board members of Rape Crisis Scotland paid from the funding allocation?
The governance of Rape Crisis Scotland is a matter for the organisation not the Scottish Government. In this case the board members of Rape Crisis Scotland are not paid. You can view guidance on Renumeration (paying charity trustees and connected persons) here.

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