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Payments made to Stonewall Equality Limited: FOI release

Published: 8 Jul 2021

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

Published:
8 Jul 2021
Payments made to Stonewall Equality Limited: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100212165
Date received: 29 May 2021
Date responded: 6 Jul 2021
Information requested

1. What payments, if any, you made to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the financial year 2019/20.

2. What payments, if any, you made to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the financial year 2020/21.

3. What payments, if any, you expect to make to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the current financial year.

Response

The information you have requested in relation to payments to Stonewall (officially Stonewall Equality Limited) in the financial year 2019/20 has been provided as part of a previous Freedom of Information request and is available from https://www.gov.scot/publications/foi-202100152273/. Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give yow information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

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 Scottish Government 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 can be found at https://www.gov.scot/publications/equality-national-intermediary-bodies-funding-2017-2020/. A breakdown of payments made has been provided below:

2020/21
18-MAY-2020
Purchase
Invoices GBP
Equality Budget Funding - Stonewall Scotland -
Enhancing Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender
(LGBT) Inclusion in Scottish Public Life - April -
June
Stonewall Equality
Limited
£25,000.00
31-JUL-2020
Purchase
Invoices GBP
Equality Budget Funding - Stonewall Scotland -
July-Sept
Stonewall Equality
Limited
£25,000.00
03-AUG-2020
Purchase
Invoices GBP
Equality Budget Funding - Stonewall Scotland -
Enhancing Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender
(LGBT) Inclusion in Scottish Public Life - Q4 April-
June
Stonewall Equality
Limited
£25,000.00
19-FEB-2021
Purchase
Invoices GBP
Equality Budget Funding - Stonewall Scotland -
Enhancing Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender
(LGBT) Inclusion in Scottish Public Life - Jan-March
Stonewall Equality
Limited
£25,000.00
















 

2021/22
30-APR-2021
Purchase
Invoices GBP
Equality Budget Funding - Stonewall Scotland -
Enhancing Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Transgender
(LGBT) Inclusion in Scottish Public Life - April-June
Stonewall Equality
Limited
£25,000.00

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. We expect three more payments of £25,000 to be made this financial year in relation to this grant.

Stonewall have also been awarded funding in connection with the National Partnership Agreement between NHSScotland and Stonewall Scotland to promote best practice on LGBT inclusion:

  • For the financial year 2018 – 2019 (01/11/2018 to 31/10/2019) NHS Scotland awarded Stonewall £46,000 for the National Partnership Agreement. This was payable over the 2018 -2019 and 2019 - 2020 financial years.
  • For the financial year 2019 – 2020 (01/11/2019 to 31/10/2020) NHS Scotland awarded Stonewall £47,380 for the National Partnership Agreement. This was payable over the 2019 - 2020 and 2020 - 2021 financial years.

There has been one payment of £480 made in 2021/22 in relation to training on trans inclusion.

Further context
All organisations working for equality and human rights, including LGBTI organisations, were eligible to apply to the new Equality and Human Rights Fund. The fund will provide £7m per annum from October 2021 to September 2023 for work on Equality and Human Rights including work done by LGBTI groups and organisations if any are successful in their bids. The fund closed to applications on the 14 May and applications are currently being assessed; successful applicants will be notified in July.

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