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Funded projects per annum in 12 economic areas:FOI release

Published: 30 May 2018

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

Published:
30 May 2018
Funded projects per annum in 12 economic areas:FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/01299
Date received: 3 May 2018
Date responded: 30 May 2018

Information requested

Statistical data detailing the number of funded projects per annum within the twelve specified economic activity areas from 2012-2018.

Response

Some of the information you have requested is available on our website https://beta.gov.scot/publications/esif-operations-funding/. This lists all projects approved as part of the 2014-2020 European Social Fund. The spreadsheet details all approved projects, their start dates, and lists the economic activity supported by each project. For those listed as 'other unspecified services', please see the 'description' column as this gives an overview of the type of activity being delivered.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

I have provided information below detailing the number of projects approved under the 2007-2013 ESF programmes under each category for each year. I've also attached a list of these projects and the economic activity linked to them.

Projects 2007-2013 ESF programmes

ESF projects generally run for a 2-3 year period. I am not clear as to whether you are looking for the number of projects live in each year, meaning each project would be counted more than once, or if the figures you are looking for are based on the project's start date. I have therefore provided both. The spreadsheet provided details the start and end dates if you need further information.

Table 1 – projects with a start date in the following years

Economic Activity 2012 2013 2014 2015
Manufacture of food products and beverages 1 0 0 0
'Manufacture of textiles and textile products 2 0 0 0
Unspecified manufacturing industries 1 0 0 0
Wholesale and retail trade 0 0 0 0
Hotels and restaurants 0 0 0 0
Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Education 11 0 1 0
Human Health Activities 0 0 0 0
Social Work, Community, social and personal services 4 0 0 0
Activities linked to the environment 2 0 0 0
Other unspecified services 3 0 0 0
Total 24 0 1 0

Table 2 – projects live in each year (includes projects with start dates prior to 2012)

Economic Activity 2012 2013 2014 2015 Total individual projects
Manufacture of food products and beverages 4 2 2 1 4
'Manufacture of textiles and textile products 2 2 2 2 2
Unspecified manufacturing industries 1 1 1 1 1
Wholesale and retail trade 2 1 0 0 2
Hotels and restaurants 4 2 1 1 4
Public Administration 7 5 5 2 7
Education 52 34 23 7 52
Human Health Activities 1 1 1 0 1
Social Work, Community, social and personal services 26 15 13 5 26
Activities linked to the environment 10 6 5 3 10
Other unspecified services 35 32 25 9 35
144

Please note

  • The list of economic activities under the 2007-2013 ESF programmes does not exactly match the list in your request. I have provided these as per the EC regs for the 2007-13 programmes.
  • Those listed under 'other unspecified services' include consultancy support to SMEs and support to individuals with barriers to the workforce.

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