Sustrans grant restrictions: FOI release

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

Information requested

You asked to see what restrictions were placed on Sustrans on the use of the grant based on information contained within their Annual Accounts.


The answer to your question is contained at page 46 of the annual accounts where section c) Fund Accounting states:

Unrestricted funds are funds that are available for use at the discretion of the trustees in furtherance of the general objectives of the charity and which have not been designated for other purposes.

Designated funds comprise unrestricted funds that have been set aside by the trustees for particular purposes. The aim and use of each designated fund is set out in Note 12 to the financial statements. 47 Annual Report and Financial Statements 2021/22

Restricted Funds - Income restricted to a specific purpose is treated as restricted funds. The description and purpose of these restricted funds are provided in Note 11.

The restricted funds are therefore restricted for delivery of all grant funded work, whereas the unrestricted funds are those collected through means by Sustrans for which they are able to manage as they deem best.

However, you may also wish to contact Sustrans directly who may be able to help you further.

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