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Infrastructure Investment - Scottish Futures Trust

Scottish Futures Trust

The Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) was established in 2008 to help ensure better value for taxpayers money in the delivery of vital public infrastructure projects.

SFT will aim to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of infrastructure investment in Scotland by working collaboratively with public bodies and industry, leading to better value for money and ultimately public services. SFT will act across all phases of the infrastructure investment cycle, from initial option investigation to asset disposal and will deliver benefits to public sector through providing a number of roles:

  • Deliverer of projects, through managing and leading
  • Broker, enabling public authorities to collaborate on projects to deliver greater savings, such as with hub
  • Advisor and organiser of funding and financing
  • Validator of projects, by carrying out scrutiny and diligence
  • Centre of expertise on infrastructure investment

SFT is a limited company with all of the shares in the company being owned by Scottish Ministers.  SFT's activities are overseen by a board appointed by Scottish Ministers.  The board is made up of a non-executive chairman, four non-executive directors and SFT's chief executive.

SFT is playing an active part in supporting infrastructure investment in Scotland and currently leads on or supports a diverse portfolio of projects across Scotland.

Further information on SFT and its activities can be found on its website at: www.scottishfuturestrust.org.uk

Correspondence in relation to the SFT can be made by email to: Mailbox@scottishfuturestrust.org.uk

The Management Statement and associated Financial Memorandum (MSFM) which has been drawn up by the Scottish Government in consultation with the SFT has been published on the SFT website and can be found via the following link: www.scottishfuturestrust.org.uk/publications/sft-corporate/

FOI Note: The SFT is wholly owned by Scottish Ministers and is therefore subject to the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act. Any requests for information held by the SFT should be made directly to them and not the Scottish Government.