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Funding Written Answer, 24/07/13 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Adam Ingram's (SNP) question asking the Scottish Government, in light of the recent Third Sector Early Intervention Fund not allowing applications for core funding from community organisations, whether it plans to allocate additional funds to enable such groups to apply for core costs; what criteria were used to award Third Sector Strategic Funding Partnership funding; and what percentage of Third Sector Strategic Funding Partnership funding was awarded to standalone community organisations in partnership with national organisations.

The Minister for Children and Young People, Aileen Campbell, replied that through strand 1 of the Third Sector Early Intervention Fund (TSEIF), third sector organisations were provided with 14 million of core costs over two years. In addition, the award criteria for strand 2 allowed for the funding of core costs proportional to the project. TSEIF funding has been fully allocated.

Organisations awarded Third Sector Strategic Funding Partnership funding satisfied one of more of the following criteria:
  • They are unique in the services they deliver and whose loss would have an unacceptable impact;
  • They are delivering crucial Scottish Government priority outcomes;
  • They are delivering on the equality agenda.

All of the 10 million provided for Strategic Funding Partnerships was agreed with individual organisations. However, the Scottish Government would be happy for these organisations to work in partnership with others if this was the best way to achieve improved outcomes for children, young people and the families and communities who support them.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 24 July 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 24 July 2013