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V&A Museum of Design Dundee: funding to Design Dundee Ltd: FOI release

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

Published:
30 Aug 2018
V&A Museum of Design Dundee: funding to Design Dundee Ltd: FOI release

FOI reference: FOI/18/02054
Date received: 1 August 2018 
Date responded: 29 August 2018
 
Information requested

1). Please supply details of all Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, in 2017.

Please itemise this funding and what it is specified for.

2). Please supply details of all Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, in 2018.

Please itemise this funding and what it is specified for.

3). Please supply all details of proposed Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, for 2019.

 Please itemise this funding and what it is specified for

Response 

The answer to your question is:

1). Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, for the financial year 2017-18 was £750,000. The funding was given in form of grant and in connection with the ongoing operations of the V&A Dundee project. No sums were specified/ringfenced within the total grant.

The main objectives and expected outcomes of the grant were:

  • To support the operational costs of DDL to enable it to make significant progress with the Business Plan, in particular the delivery of the exhibition and display programme and the learning and engagement activities, as well as progress with private fundraising activity.

2). Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, for the financial year 2018-19 is £1,361,000. The funding is in the form of grant. No sums are specified/ringfenced within the total grant.

The main objectives and expected outcomes of the grant are expressly to support the operational costs of Design Dundee Ltd to:

  • Enable the completion of construction of the new V&A Dundee museum;
  • Deliver a high quality exhibitions programme with regular provision of a range of free to access activity and displays, widening public access and participation levels;
  • Deliver inclusive learning and outreach programmes, inspiring learners’  creativity and developing future skills for design and business innovation;
  • Develop dynamic and interactive digital learning opportunities, evidencing increasing levels of public digital interaction;
  • Develop a national programme for design led business innovation which supports companies from across Scotland;
  • Provide support for Scotland’s creative industries, enabling them to innovate, grow, showcase their work and fulfil their economic potential;
  • Strengthen Scotland’s economy and international profile by building on our external relationships, attracting increased numbers of visitors from both home and abroad and opening opportunities in new markets;
  • Achieve and maintain BREEAM excellent rating;
  • Ensure that in delivering and operating the Museum, consider steps that might promote fair working practices, including payment of the Living Wage as this relates to the Grantee’s areas of responsibility; and
  • Ensure that in delivering and operating the Museum, consider steps that might further promote and protect the rights of children and young people, consistent with the requirements of the United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as this relates to the Grantee’s areas of responsibility.

3). Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, for the financial year 2019-20 has yet to be agreed.

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