Scottish Football Association funding from the public purse: FOI release

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

FOI reference: FOI/19/00130  
Date received: 8 January 2019  
Date responded: 25 January 2019
Information requested
You asked if the Scottish FA receive any funding from the public purse. You also asked if, the Scottish FA are covered by the Freedom of Information Act?
The Scottish FA receives Scottish Government funding for football participation and development of the game via sportscotland. The Scottish FA also receive funding via the Cashback for Communities programme - more information can be found at

The Scottish FA is not a public body or publically owned and is therefore not covered by the Freedom of Information Act. More information about organisations subject to FOI law can be found at:
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Central Enquiry Unit 
Phone: 0300 244 4000 

The Scottish Government 
St Andrew's House 
Regent Road 

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