Conditions of Funding for LGBT Health and Wellbeing

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Dear Fife Council,

Under FOISA please supply me with Information contained in your records as follows:

The full conditions of funding for LGBT Health and Wellbeing?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being provided per financial year to LGBT Health and Wellbeing since the first FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for LGBT Health and Wellbeing.

Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what criteria is expected by your council for LGBT Health and Wellbeing service for the funding awarded to LGBT Health and Wellbeing achieve in real terms.

Please also advise if LGBT Health and Wellbeing have been rolling out training in any of your local authority Schools?

If so please state what schools have received LGBT Health and Wellbeing?

Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required to comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

Yours faithfully,
[name removed]
[name removed]

Gail Robertson, Fife Council

Dear [name removed],

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 03/12/2022  our
reference FCIR: 43149 relating to  Conditions of Funding for LGBT Health
and Wellbeing.

*REQUEST*
1. The full conditions of funding for LGBT Health and Wellbeing?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being
provided per financial year to LGBT Health and Wellbeing since the first
FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for LGBT Health and
Wellbeing.

2. Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what
criteria is expected by your council for LGBT Health and Wellbeing service
for the funding awarded to LGBT Health and Wellbeing achieve in real
terms.

3. Please also advise if LGBT Health and Wellbeing have been rolling out
training in any of your local authority Schools?

4. If so please state what schools have received LGBT Health and
Wellbeing?

5. Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required
to comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish
Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002.

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Yours sincerely,

  

Gail  Robertson  

Information Specialist 

Fife Council   

Information Management & Requests Team  

 

 External Team tel :- 01592 583530  

  

Please note that due to blended workstyle I am home working  (Tues-Fri)
and email contact is best.  

 

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Gail Robertson, Fife Council

Dear [name removed],

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

I refer to your information request received on 03/12/2022, our reference
 FCIR: 43149. 

I have detailed the information you requested below and trust that it
meets your requirements.

*REQUEST & RESPONSE*

1. The full conditions of funding for LGBT Health and Wellbeing?

To be clear please supply me with the total amount of funding being
provided per financial year to LGBT Health and Wellbeing since the first
FY of funding and the full conditions of funding for LGBT Health and
Wellbeing.

Fife Council only holds financial information for 2014 onwards.

We can advise there are 2 invoices on our financial system against
supplier LGBT Health and Wellbeing (Fife LGBT Community Needs Assessment).
£3,000 was paid in August 2014 and was the result of a grant application.
  £850 in March 2016 was a contribution to help with the printing and
dissemination costs of the final research report. No other payments were
made to LGBT Health and Wellbeing (Fife LGBT Community Needs Assessment)
by the Council

2. Please supply me with the conditions of funding, which stipulate what
criteria is expected by your council for LGBT Health and Wellbeing service
for the funding awarded to LGBT Health and Wellbeing achieve in real
terms.

LGBT Health and Wellbeing were paid £3,000 in 2014 to carry out research
and produce a report. Terms and Conditions of the grant were as follows:

1.    The organisation must be prepared to submit their written
constitution and equal opportunities policy, if requested to do so and
agree to the organisation's main contact details being publicly listed on
the FifeDirect website.

2.      The organisation must have a bank account in the name of that
organisation.  There must be at least two authorised signatories to this
account who are members of the committee or the organisation.  The two
signatories should not be related and all cheques must be signed by both. 
If the committee decides to operate all or part of its financial matters
via online banking, it shall make provision to ensure that two of the
designated signatories shall approve all online payments.  This should be
done preferably in conjunction with the bank or, if this is not possible,
through a procedure agreed by the committee.

3.      Provision must be made for up-to-date accounts to be kept and for
those accounts to be certified annually by an independent accountant or an
independent responsible person.  Accounts must clearly show Fife Council’s
contribution to the organisation.  The most recent accounts must be
enclosed with this application.

4.      The grant must only be used for the purpose for which it was
approved by Fife Council. No aspect of the activity being funded should be
party political in intention, use or presentation.  At the end of a
project, or in any case where the organisation ceases to exist, or where
there is a breach of any grant conditions, any unspent grant will be
repaid to Fife Council. In respect of equipment purchased with grant
assistance, satisfactory storage facilities should be provided.

5.    All organisations who receive grant aid from Fife Council will be
subject to the Council’s Monitoring and Evaluation Procedures.  Failure to
comply with these procedures will result in support being withdrawn. 
Monies from only one Fife Council grant scheme can be used for any
project.  The organisation must be open to inspection by official
representatives on request. The organisation will provide such financial
or other information as Fife Council may request.

6.      The whole amount of grant or, at the discretion of the appropriate
Council Committee, part of that amount, shall be repaid to Fife Council if
any information given in connection with the grant is found to be false or
misleading, or fails to disclose a material fact bearing upon the
consideration of the application.

7.      The Organisation shall not unlawfully discriminate either directly
or indirectly on such grounds as race, colour, ethnic or national origin,
disability, sex or sexual orientation, religion or belief, or age and
without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Organisation
shall not unlawfully discriminate within the meaning and scope of the
“Equality Act 2010” or other relevant or equivalent legislation, or any
statutory modification or re-enactment thereof.  The Organisation shall
take all reasonable steps to secure the observance of this Condition by
all employees and representatives of the Organisation. “

8.      All organisations working with children, young people or
vulnerable adults should ensure that in carrying out their activities,
they meet the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and
the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Scotland) Act 2007. In particular,
for all activities involving children, young people and adults at risk, a
protection policy and procedures should be in place, with staff and
volunteers being members of the PVG Scheme and having had appropriate
criminal records checks carried out by Disclosure Scotland. 

9.      By submitting your application, you agree to allow Fife Council to
retain your personal data on its database in order to process your
application. We will use the information you give us to help assess your
application and administer any grant we award you. We will also use this
information to send you information on relevant funding seminars/funding
bulletins.  We may share your details with Fife voluntary Action (FVA) the
3rd Sector interface who represent third sector bodies.

 

3. Please also advise if LGBT Health and Wellbeing have been rolling out
training in any of your local authority Schools?

Two schools have advised they have had training from LGBT Health &
Wellbeing. In compliance with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002, we are required to provide notice that the some of the information
is not held under S17 - No information held. Some schools have advised
they do not hold information or have not undertaken any training from LGBT
Health & Wellbeing.

4. If so please state what schools have received LGBT Health and
Wellbeing?

Inverkeithing High school and Waid Academy

5. Please also state what professional standards and reporting is required
to comply with the conditions of funding, this is to ensure the Scottish
Government are provided VfM whilst not cutting back on Quality.

The final research report (produced February 2016) was the output
required. This was submitted to Fife Health & Wellbeing Alliance.

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

The council holds the copyright for all of the material provided and it
may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

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Finance & Corporate Services

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Yours sincerely

  

Gail  Robertson  

Information Specialist 

Fife Council   

Information Management & Requests Team  

 

 External Team tel :- 01592 583530  

  

Please note that due to blended workstyle I am home working  (Tues-Fri)
and email contact is best.  

 

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