Caithness Chamber of Commerce funding: FOI release

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

Information requested

Caithness Chamber of Commerce was given funding by the Scottish Government for Developing Young Workforce. Under the Freedom of Information Act I would like to request the following -

1. How much was Scottish Government given?

2. Is there a record of what the money was used for?

3. How many jobs were created with this money?

4. Where were the jobs advertised?

5. Is there a job spec available?


Question 1
We understand that the correspondent here is seeking to know how much funding was given to Caithness Chamber of Commerce by the Scottish Government and not, as stated, “how much Scottish Government was given”.

We hold the following information:

Grant from SG to CCC for DYW purposes
2015 – 2016 - £49,959.00
2016 – 2017 - £88,396.00
2017 – 2018 - £157,000.00
2019 – 2020 - £126,069.76
2020 – 2021 - £127,974.10
2021 – 2022 - £216,349.49

Question 2
We hold some information on what this money was used for and are releasing this to you (Schedule of Documents). The Scottish Government has a role to monitor grant expenditure but this does not include holding a list of all activity so it should be noted that this information should not be read as a comprehensive record.

Question 3
Scottish Government does not hold this information. Whilst we have the total salary costs during the period 2015 to 2022 we do not hold information on the number of jobs these salary costs created.

Question 4
Scottish Government does not hold this information.

Question 5
Scottish Government does not hold this information.

Please note that we have redacted some names from the information provided for question 2 - which we have done under Section 38 of FOI(S)A.

Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload the documents referred to above. If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide.

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