Scottish Opera funding: FOI release

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

Information requested

I would please like to request any information regarding the Scottish Government’s Annual Cultural Funding of Scottish Opera, specifically funds that are allocated (if any) to Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness for the tax years 18/19, 19/20, 20/21, 21/22 and 22/23.


Regarding the annual grant award that the Scottish Government has provided to the Scottish Opera, please see the table below.




£8 million


£8 million


£8 million


£8 million


£8 million

I would also like to draw your attention to the published information on the Scottish Opera’s accounts, which is available through selecting the ‘Accounts’ category filter at

It is important to be aware that the Scottish Government does not provide funding to the National Performing Companies for specific policies and practices, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness. As the Scottish Opera is not a public body it is not required to report on Equality, Diversity and Inclusiveness policies. However, in order to maintain its status as a National Performing Company, the Scottish Opera working in partnership with the Scottish Government has a responsibility to consider the potential impact of resource expenditure on different people in society and across the protected grounds outlined in the Equality Act 2010 to ensure equality of access to culture is protected and promoted, and cost-effectively deliver broad access to its artform.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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