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Equality funding 2017 to 2020: process for recipients

Published: 29 Nov 2017

This information is for people in organisations who have received a grant offer letter from us.

This process applies to projects that receive funding directly from us. This is not for projects managed via the Voluntary Action Fund (VAF).

Change request forms

Organisations should be working to the budget agreed by Scottish Government officials. If there are any changes to the way in which an organisation proposes to use Equality Budget funding, a Change Request Form (CRF) should be completed and returned to the Equality Unit (EqualityBudgetFunding@gov.scot) for consideration.

The CRF is intended to ensure consistency in the way in which changes in spend are managed across funded organisations, and a CRF should be completed if there is a proposed change to outcomes, planned activities or staffing complement. Scottish Government authorisation for the proposal must be received before any changes are implemented. The CRF and a copy of the Excel spreadsheet to be completed as part of this process can be requested by emailing EqualityBudgetFunding@gov.scot.

Process for funding recipients

Please note that going forward, all claims for payment and financial and progress reports should be sent to EqualityBudgetFunding@gov.scot. Any queries should also be directed to this mailbox in the first instance.

Forms should be completed and submitted each quarter in accordance with the payment schedule specified in your grant offer letter. For each funding period (July – June) the following documentation is required:

Quarter 1 (July to September)

Complete and return:
1. The claim form to draw down the quarter 1 instalment

Quarter 2 (October to December)

Complete and return:
1. The claim form to draw down the quarter 2 instalment
2. A financial report of actual expenditure in quarter 1

Quarter 3 (January to March)

Complete and return:
1. The claim form to draw down the quarter 3 instalment
2. A financial report of actual expenditure in quarters 1 and 2
3. A six month progress report form to report progress from July to December

Quarter 4 (April to June)

Complete and return:
1. The claim form to draw down the quarter 4 instalment
2. A financial report of actual expenditure in quarters 1, 2 and 3 and anticipated expenditure in quarter 4

By the end of July

Complete and return:
1. A financial report of actual expenditure from 1 July to 30 June
2. An annual progress report form to report progress from 1 July to 30 June

Contact

Karen Grieve

Telephone: 0300 244 4000

Post:
Scottish Government
Equality Unit
Directorate for Local Government and Communities
Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ

Published:
29 Nov 2017
Equality funding 2017 to 2020: process for recipients