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Conditions of funding: Scottish Women’s Right Centre (SWRC): FOI release

Published: 23 Mar 2020

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

Published:
23 Mar 2020
Conditions of funding: Scottish Women’s Right Centre (SWRC): FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000017027
Date received: 20 Feb 2020
Date responded: 19 Mar 2020
Information requested

Please supply me with the total amount of funding supplied to Scottish Womans Right group from 1st April 2014 until present date? Please break this down year on year to present date.

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate the exact criteria that is required from Scottish Womens Rights Centre appertaining to each payment from the public purse?

Please also state what professional standards and quality assurance reporting is required to comply with the the service they provide this is to ensure the you are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Response

Total Amount of Grant funding to Scottish Women’s Right Centre (SWRC) via the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) since 2014 is below:

Year Agency Funding paid 
2014-2015 Legal Services Agency £9,087.58
2015-2016 Legal Services Agency £89,980.00
2016-2017 Legal Services  Agency £73,677.00
2017-2018 Legal Services Agency £33,704.00
2017-2018 Rape Crisis Scotland £62,989.00
2018-2019 Rape Crisis Scotland £143,185.76
1 Apr - 30 November 2019 Rape Crisis Scotland £91,554.66

The conditions of funding are outlined in the Direction Letter which is in the public domain and published on SLAB’s website. Some of the information you have requested is available from
https://www.slab.org.uk/corporate-information/publications/policy-and-procedure-publications/.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If, however, you do not have internet access to obtain this information from the website(s) listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

Total amount of funding to Scottish Women's Right Centre via the Scottish Government's Justice Fund:

Year

Agency

Funding paid

2017-2018

SWRC

£165,473.00

2018-2019

SWRC

£162,330.99

2019-2020

SWRC

£(up to) 351,000.00*

*To date, a total of £255,562.50 has been claimed by SWRC against this figure
The conditions of funding are contained in the document attached.

In relation to your request for information on professional standards and quality assurance, the Scottish Public Finance Manual (SPFM) is issued by the Scottish Ministers to provide guidance to the Scottish Government (SG) and other relevant bodies on the proper handling and reporting of public funds. It sets out the relevant statutory, parliamentary and administrative requirements, emphasises the need for economy, efficiency and effectiveness, and promotes good practice and high standards of propriety. The SPFM is available at https://www.gov.scot/publications/scottish-public-finance-manual/.

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you. If you do not have access to obtain this information from the website listed, then please contact me again and I will send you a paper copy.

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