Scotland - rejected donations, gifts, grants and research funding

Jenna Corderoy made this Freedom of Information request to Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh as part of a batch sent to 13 authorities

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Dear Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh,

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

Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

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Musselburgh

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Freedom of Information Act, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh

Good morning Jenna,

 

I refer to your request for information on rejected donations, gifts,
grants and research funding. Queen Margaret University has no record of
rejecting any donations, gifts, grants or research funding. The
University's Gift Acceptance policy, available [1]here, outlines when a
donation or gift would not accepted.

 

Where any of the material supplied is under copyright you may not
reproduce or alter the material without permission of the copyright
holder.

 

If you have any queries or concerns please contact:

 

FOI

Queen Margaret University

Queen Margaret University Drive

Musselburgh

East Lothian EH21 6UU

[2][email address]

 

If you have any complaint about the University’s handling of your request
for information, you may require the University to review its actions and
decisions in relation to this response by writing within 60 working days
of the date of your request to FOI, Queen Margaret University, Queen
Margaret University Drive, Musselburgh, East Lothian EH21 6UU or at
[3][email address].

 

You may, within a further six months, if you are dissatisfied with the
outcome or with the University’s failure to review its actions and
decisions in relation to this response, apply to The Scottish Information
Commissioner. Details on how to appeal to the Scottish Information
Commissioner is available on their website:
[4]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Gerry O’Hare

Governance Adviser

Governance and Quality Enhancement

Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh EH21 6UU

Tel: 0131 474 0000; Say "Gerry O’Hare" when prompted by our automated
system

email: [email address]; www.qmu.ac.uk

 

 

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