Scottish Government funding to Stonewall Scotland: FOI release

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

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You asked:

How much money have Scottish Government departments paid to the charity Stonewall (Stonewall Equality Limited) in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020? Please provide a breakdown of the expenditure.


Stonewall Equality Limited, is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity number 1101255) and Scotland (charity number SC039681), where it carries out Scotland-specific work as Stonewall Scotland. The ScottishGovernment provide funding to this organisation for their LGBT inclusion in Scottish public life project.

Information regarding Equality and Human Rights Budget Funding amounts for 2017-20 is available in the public domain and can be found at

The funding rounds that should have completed on 30 June 2020 have been extended until 30 September 2021. This was in response to concerns raised by organisations that they would not be able to devote sufficient time to complete applications for a new funding round while dealing with the additional work arising from Covid 19. The new funding round will begin on 1 October 2021 and we expect applications to open early in 2021.

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 listed, then please contact me again and Iwill send you a paper copy.

The organisation have also been awarded funding of £46,000 payable over 1 Nov 2018 to 31 October 2019 and £47,380 payable over 1 Nov 2019 to 31 Oct 2020, in connection with the National Partnership Agreement between NHSScotland and Stonewall Scotland to promote best practice on LGBT inclusion.

Additionally, the following payments have been made in 2018 and 2019 for goods and services:


  • Diversity Champion Membership (1 Feb 2018 – 31 Jan 2019) £2,400

  • 3x Diversity Champions (Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference 2018) £720

  • 2x Stonewall Leadership Programme (10 - 12 July 2018) £3,108 Total Spend - £6,228.00


  • 2x Member (Network Group Masterclass 2019) £432

  • 8x Diversity Champions (Stonewall Scotland Workplace Conference 2019) £1,512

  • Stonewall Membership (Feb 2019 to Jan 2022) £7,200

Total Spend - £9,144.00

A search of our records returned no results for payments made for goods and services in 2020.

This is a formal notice under section 17(1) of FOISA that the ScottishGovernment does not have the information you have requested because we do not hold it.

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