Scotland - rejected donations, gifts, grants and research funding

Jenna Corderoy made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to University of the Highlands and Islands as part of a batch sent to 13 authorities

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University of the Highlands and Islands Nid oedd gan y wybodaeth y gofynnwyd amdani.

Dear University of the Highlands and Islands,

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

For the financial years 2012/2013, 2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017 and available data for 2017/2018, I would like to be provided with details on donations, gifts, grants and research funding that have been rejected by the university.

For each rejected donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the following information:

- 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

For each rejection, please also provide further information regarding where the awarded donation, gift, grant and research funding came from:

- If it was an individual, please provide the full name and title of the individual who awarded the donation, gift, grant and research funding, as well as the country that the person is based in.
- If it was a government department or government ministry that awarded the donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the name of that government department or ministry, as well as the country that government department or ministry is based in.
- If it was a company that awarded the donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the name of that company, as well as the country that the company is registered in.
- If it was a foundation that awarded the donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the name of that foundation, as well as the country that the foundation is based in.
- If it was a charity that awarded the donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the name of that charity, as well as the country that the charity is based in.
- If it was a group of individuals or government officials or companies or foundations or charities that awarded the donation, gift, grant and research funding, please provide the full name of the group, as well as additional information on who or what that group is composed of and what country they’re based in.

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

FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Ms Corderoy

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

Thank you for your enquiry, which has been logged and passed to the relevant department within the University for processing. Please quote reference number 056 should you need to contact the University regarding this request.

A response will be sent to you promptly and in any case not later than 20 working days after the date we received your email. The University will make every effort to provide you with the information requested; if any clarification is required, the University will contact you as soon as possible.

In some circumstances, it may not be possible to provide you with an answer to your enquiry. Where the University believes this is the case, you will be informed in writing, stating the reason(s).

If the information you are seeking is already published by the University, or is otherwise available to members of the public, you will be sent details outlining how to access the information.

You will be advised if it is necessary for the University to charge a fee to cover the costs of processing your request. Should this be the case, please note the information cannot be released until such payment is received.

If you have any questions regarding your request for information then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Yours sincerely

Christine Shaw
Corporate Governance Officer
DDI / Fòn: 01847 889380

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FOI, University of the Highlands and Islands

Dear Ms Corderoy,

Re: Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 – Request for Information

I refer to your request for information received on the 24th July 2017 regarding rejected donations, gifts, grants and research funding - FOI 056. I write to inform you that we haven't had any rejected donations and gifts for the financial years stated in your request. With regard to offers of research funding that flowed through the Grants and Contracts Office systems specifically, I can confirm that no such funding was rejected during the period stated.

Please note that the University of the Highlands and Islands operates as a collegiate federal partnership comprising of thirteen independent further and higher education colleges, specialist colleges and research institutions. A list of contact details for our partner organisations is available at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en/campuses and further information about the University is available online at http://www.uhi.ac.uk/en

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Finally, should you wish to discuss the contents of this response then please do not hesitate to contact me via the FOI email.

Yours sincerely
Christine Shaw

Corporate Governance Officer
UHI Executive Office, 12b Ness Walk, Inverness IV3 5SQ
01847 889380

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