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Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
You asked for 'In the 2021-2022 Programme for Government, there was a commitment to ‘invest £5 million a year over the course of this Parliament for universities, colleges, and community learning providers to purchase digital equipment’. As of the 18 May 2023, how much of the pledged £5 million has been invested into universities, colleges, and community learning providers to purchase digital equipment’.
The answer to your question is as of 18 May 2023, £5 million has been invested into universities, colleges, and community learning providers to purchase digital equipment. £5 million capital was announced on 9 December 2021 and invested in Financial Year 2022/23 to tackle student digital poverty, allocated as follows: £2.9 million for colleges, £1.6 million for universities, £500,000 for community-based learning.
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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House