Stirling Council Spaces for People funding: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

Stirling Council was awarded £513,000 of Spaces for People funding; did Stirling Council receive/claim all of the £513,000.

If Stirling Council did not receive/claim all of the £513,000 then how much did it receive/claim?

If Stirling Council did not receive/claim all of the £513,000 what happened to the unspent/unclaimed money?


As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Response to your request

The answer to your question is as follows:

Stirling Council claimed £396,827 of Spaces for People funding. The funding for Spaces for People was taken from the existing Places for Everyone Programme to support changes during the pandemic. Any unclaimed Spaces for People funding was returned to that fund to support funding of permanent active travel infrastructure.

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