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V & A Museum of Design Dundee correspondence & funding: FOI release

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

Published:
12 Feb 2020
V & A Museum of Design Dundee correspondence & funding: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000012011
Date received: 15 Jan 2020
Date responded: 11 Feb 2020
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 2019. Please itemise this funding and what it is specified for.
2. Please provide all correspondence between Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, and the Scottish Government from 01 January 2019 to present.

Response

The data you request covers two financial years. Please note this funding is in the public domain.
Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, for the financial year 2018-19 was £1,611,000. 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 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 externalrelationships, 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.

Scottish Government funding to Design Dundee Ltd, relating to the V&A Museum of Design Dundee, for the financial year 2019-20 was £1,000,000. 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 are expressly to support the operational costs of Design Dundee Ltd to:

  • 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.

For the second part of your question I enclose a copy of most of the information you requested.
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because exemptions under sections 38(1)(b) personal information and 33(1)(b) commercial interests of FOISA applies to that information. The reasons why we don’t have the information are explained in the Annex to this letter.
 

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