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Challenge Fund and National Development Project Fund questions: FOI release

Published: 15 Apr 2019

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

Published:
15 Apr 2019
Challenge Fund and National Development Project Fund questions: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/19/00839
Date received: 10 Mar 2019
Date responded: 10 Apr 2019
Information requested

You asked for;
1. How many organisations bid for funding from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund
2. How many, and which, organisations were awarded funding from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund
3. What was the value of the each award given from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund
4. The total amount awarded from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund
5. What conditions and monitoring/reporting requirements were attached to awards from the from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund.

Please note, reference to the Challenge Fund and National Development Project Fund refer to the funds announced by the NHS Chief Executive in August, detail of which was published in November: http://ctsi.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/National-Development-Project-Fund-and-Challenge-Fund-2018-19-letter-....pdf
In responding to question 5, where possible, please supply copies of all standard and relevant documents included with awards.

Response

The answer to your question is;

1. How many organisations bid for funding from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund.

1a) There were 54 applications received for the open element of the Challenge Fund. These came from 45 different organisations.
1b) There were 39 applications received for the open element of the National Development Project Fund. These came from 35 different organisations.

Note: The subject of this FOI includes money that was made available for open funding bids. Separately, money was allocated from Programme for Government funding and used for other projects of national significance.

2. How many, and which, organisations were awarded funding from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund

2a) This information is in the public domain. https://www.gov.scot/publications/substance-use-challenge-fund-projects-funded/
2b) This information is in the public domain. https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-development-project-fund-projects-funded/

3. What was the value of the each award given from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund

3a) This information is in the public domain. https://www.gov.scot/publications/substance-use-challenge-fund-projects-funded/
3b) This information is in the public domain. https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-development-project-fund-projects-funded/

4. The total amount awarded from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund.
4a) This information is in the public domain. https://www.gov.scot/publications/substance-use-challenge-fund-projects-funded/
4b) This information is in the public domain. https://www.gov.scot/publications/national-development-project-fund-projects-funded/

5. What conditions and monitoring/reporting requirements were attached to awards from the from a) the Challenge Fund and, b) the National Development Project Fund.

5a) Each successful applicant will be required to submit reports on timescales relevant to the project. Reporting forms are in the process of being created. The outcomes reported on are specific to each project.
5b) Each successful applicant is required to demonstrate progress through quarterly reports. This includes actual and profiled expenditure, any change to estimated expenditure, and progress in achieving the objectives and outcomes. On completion, the grantees will submit a report summarising the outcomes and performance of the project to the Scottish Government.

In responding to question 5, where possible, please supply copies of all standard and relevant documents included with awards.

  • Attached to the covering email associated with this FOI request is a grant offer and successful letter template. Note these are for the National Development Project Fund only.
  • *The Challenge Fund is administered by the Corra Foundation and all related paperwork for that, is held by them.

*This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the Scottish Government does not have the information you have requested.

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FOI-19-00839 Information released

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