Donations

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Dear Heriot-Watt University,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to be provided with the following information:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and information available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with details on accepted donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000), grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities, Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations.

For each donation, gift, grant and research funding, I would like the following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research funding
- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and research funding
- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was used for

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and information available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with details on donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000), grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities, Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research funding
- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding
- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was rejected

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

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Dear Jenna
Many thanks for your Freedom of Information Request and please accept our
apologies for the delay in our response. 
The University is presently preparing to welcome back students following
guidance from the government regarding Covid-19 safety measures and
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Kind regards
Margaret
Margaret Mackenzie
Senior Administrator
Heriot-Watt University
Governance and Legal Services
Riccarton
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS

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From: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #682425 email]>
Sent: 06 August 2020 16:15
To: Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Donations
 
Dear Heriot-Watt University,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to be provided with the following information:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and information
available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with details on
accepted donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000),
grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that
have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities,
Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations.

For each donation, gift, grant and research funding, I would like the
following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government
department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research
funding
- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research
funding
- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and
research funding
- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
used for

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and
information available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with
details on donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000),
grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that
have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities,
Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations
which have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please
provide the following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government
department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research
funding
- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research
funding
- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and
research funding
- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
rejected

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a
substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable
time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful
if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine
the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

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Dear Jenna

Thank you for your recent information request regarding Chinese donations,
gifts, grants and research funding. Your request has been handled under
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Kind regards

Margaret

Margaret Mackenzie
Senior Administrator
Heriot-Watt University
Governance and Legal Services
Riccarton
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS

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From: Jenna Corderoy <[FOI #682425 email]>
Sent: 06 August 2020 16:15
To: Freedom of Information <[email address]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Donations
 
Dear Heriot-Watt University,

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I would like to be provided with the following information:

(1) For the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and information
available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with details on
accepted donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000),
grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that
have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities,
Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations. 
Zero.

For each donation, gift, grant and research funding, I would like the
following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government
department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research
funding
- The date the university accepted such donation, gift, grant and research
funding
- The sum and description of the accepted donation, gift, grant and
research funding
- A description of what the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
used for

(2) Also, for the financial years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20 and
information available for 2020/21, I would like to be provided with
details on donations (worth over £10,000), gifts (worth over £10,000),
grants (worth over £10,000) and research funding (worth over £10,000) that
have come from Chinese individuals, Chinese companies, Chinese charities,
Chinese government departments/agencies, and other Chinese organisations
which have been rejected by the university. 
Zero.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please
provide the following information:
- Provide the name of the Chinese individual/company/charity/government
department/agency/organisation that gave the donation/gift/grant/research
funding
- The date the university rejected such donation, gift, grant and research
funding
- The sum and description of the rejected donation, gift, grant and
research funding
- The reasons why the donation, gift, grant and research funding was
rejected

I would like to receive the information electronically. If you feel that a
substantive response to this request is not possible within a reasonable
time frame, or the request is too broad or too vague, I would be grateful
if you could contact me and provide assistance as to how I could refine
the request. Many thanks.

Yours faithfully,

Jenna Corderoy

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