Scottish Futures Trust Budget Allocation: FOI release

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From what source did the Scottish government's Grant-in-Aid sum of £9m derive, and

From what source did the £0.2m other income come from?


With regard to the first part of your question, the Scottish Government provides an operational budget to the Scottish Futures Trust on a yearly basis This is made up of a core grant and adjustments agreed by Parliament at Autumn and Spring Budget Revisions (ABR and SBR) for various portfolios of work.

In 2018-19 the Scottish Government provided Scottish Futures Trust with a core grant of £4.5 million and additional £4.551 million in changes at ABR/SBR. The total resource budget paid by the Socttish Government to Scottish Futures Trust in 2018-19 was £9.051 million.

The breakbreak down of these payments is shown in Table 1 below.

Table 1 – Scottish Futures Trust Budget Allocation 2018-19


Resource Budget Original budget Changes at ABR/SBR Final budget
Core grant 4500 0 4500
Low Carbon 0 500 500
Digital 0 1400 1400
Housing Rental Income Guarantee Scheme (RIGS) delivery and commercial support for innovation 0 172 172
School for the Future programme support 0 100 100
Early Years 0 250 250
Health Operational PPP 0 152 152
Health hub central contribution and health hub revenue enabling 0 1200 1200
Health Land 0 418 418
Smarter Workplaces asset management 0 309 309
Building Information Modelling (BIM) support 0 50 50
Agreed Resource Budget 4500 4551 9051

Regarding the second point to your question, the £0.2m “other income” came from Public Interest Directorships (13 in total) undertaken by senior staff at Scottish Futures Trust who sit on various project boards. There was also a smaller amount obtained through the secondment of an employee to Strathclyde University.

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