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Funding for National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland during financial year 2021-2022: FOI release

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


Information requested

You asked for details of any funding given to the National Union of Students (NUS) Scotland during financial year 2021-22.

  • How much money was provided
  • The date of the transaction
  • The purpose for which the money was given
  • Whether the money was a grant or a loan and, if a loan, any conditions attached

Response

Additional Funding for Students’ Associations (Students’ Association Coordinator)
How much money was provided:
£6,775.10

Date of the transaction:
19 April 2022

The purpose for which the money was given:
To enable NUS Students Union Charitable Services to fund a Students’ Association Coordinator to support NUS UK to provide advice to students’ associations in Scotland and the coordination of student association activities. The Coordinator would also support the completion of an outcomes-based report on how students’ associations choose to spend funding awarded to them by the Scottish Funding Council.

Whether the money was a grant or a loan and, if a loan, any conditions attached:
This money was a grant.


Think Positive Project 2021

How much money was provided:
£114,026

Date of the transaction:
16 March 2022

The purpose for which the money was given:
Think Positive is NUS Scotland’s student mental health project. The project aims to find ways to support students experiencing mental ill health, tackle stigma and discrimination, and promote wellbeing in colleges and universities.

The three agreed project outcomes were:

  • To further develop the Student Mental Health Agreement, highlighting mental health support services across Scottish and higher education institutions which are inclusive of all students and take a whole-institution approach, work with colleges, universities and students’ associations across Scotland to bring all the mental health work they deliver into one clear easy to read SMHA document.
  • To create a Scottish Student Mental Health Online Hub collating support available to students and those supporting students across Scotland.
  • To progress a more joined up student mental health support sector in Scotland, working amongst a network for all participating students’ associations and institutions in Scotland to share best practice and challenges, providing opportunities for them to learn from each other and work together.

Whether the money was a grant or a loan and, if a loan, any conditions attached:
This money was a grant.

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Contact

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Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

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