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Data regarding the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme: FOI release

Published: 5 May 2021

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

Published:
5 May 2021
Data regarding the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100175122
Date received: 15 Mar 2021
Date responded: 4 Apr 2021
Information requested

1) What has the yearly budget been for grants within the Scottish Infected Blood Support Scheme (SIBSS) since its inception?  Please provide a yearly breakdown.
2) How many applications have been received year on year?
3) How many of the applications have been accepted and rejected?  Please provide a yearly breakdown. 
4) Please provide a yearly breakdown for highest awarded grant and the lowest".

Response

1) There is no separate budget for SIBSS grants. The payment of grants are made from the overall budget for the scheme and any applications that meet the criteria are awarded.

2) The number of grant applications received per year are shown below:

Year

No of Applications

2017-18

165

2018-19

119

2019-20

44

2020-21

50

3) The number of grant applications approved and declined are shown below:

Year

Approved

Declined

2017-18

156

19

2018-19

115

4

2019-20

43

1

2020-21

49

1

4) A yearly breakdown of the highest and lowest awarded grants are shown below:

Year

Lowest

Highest

2017-18

£275

£16,854.24

2018-19

£104

£12,000

2019-20

£885

£12,000

2020-21

£77.50

£12,000

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