John Smith Centre payments: FOI release

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

Information requested

  1. How much money has the Scottish Government or it’s (sic) partner agencies including quangos paid out to the John Smith Centre at Glasgow Uni over the past five years? Breakdown of each payment including dates, what it was for, etc?
  2. How many staff has the Scottish Government and it’s (sic) partners agencies including quangos recruited from the John Smith Centre and vice verse (sic) over the last five years? Breakdown by years, names if possible and jobs they took?


The answer to your request is:

  1. Between 1 October 2020 – 31 May 2022 Scottish Government paid £470,000 in grant funding to the John Smith Centre in connection with the Minority Ethnic Emerging Leaders’ Programme. The breakdown of the payments was as follows:
  Quarterly Amount Claim Date
Payment 1 £67,143 1 October 2020
Payment 2 £67,143 1 January 2021
Payment 3 £67,143 1 April 2021
Payment 4 £67,143 1 July 2021
Payment 5 £67,143 1 October 2021
Payment 6 £67,143 1 January 2022
Payment 7 £67,142 1 April 2022
Total £470,000  
  1. The Scottish Government does not track the previous employers of new employees, or the new employers of leaving employees.

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