- 7 Dec 2017
FOI reference: FOI/17/02748
Date received: 6 November 2017
Date responded: 27 November 2017
You asked for copies of the successful Climate Justice Innovation Grant applications and their corresponding budgets, under Freedom of Information.
As the information you have requested is 'environmental information' for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.
This exemption is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.
I enclose a copy of the information you requested.
|Annex A||Aquatera Application||317.6KB|
|Annex B||Aquatera Final Budget||Excel||643.5KB|
|Annex C||Challenges WW Application||282.5KB|
|Annex D||Challenges WW Final Budget||Excel||59.4KB|
|Annex E||Community Energy Scotland Application||511.8KB|
|Annex F||Community Energy Scotland Final Budget||Excel||61.2KB|
|Annex G||Leith Crops in Pots Application||465.9KB|
|Annex H||Leith Crops in Pots Final Budget||Excel||49.1KB|
|Annex I||Malawi Fruits CJIF Application||530.6KB|
|Annex J||Malawi Fruits CJIF Final Budget||Excel||58.3KB|
|Annex K||Tearfund Mhuju Fall Armyworm Application||805.9KB|
|Annex L||Tearfund Mhuju Fall Armyworm Final Budget||Excel||191.7KB|
While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance we are unable to provide some of the information you have requested because an exception under Regulation 11.2 (personal data relating to a third party) of the EIRs applies to that information. The reasons why that exception applies are explained below.
Reasons for not providing information
An exception under regulation 11.2 of the EIRs applies to some of the information you have requested. This exception applies because the documents released contain the personal data including names and contact details, of third parties.
This exception is subject to the 'public interest test'. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exception. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exception. We recognise that there is some public interest in release. However, this is outweighed by the public interest in withholding the personal data of third party individuals.
The Scottish Government is committed to publishing all information released in response to Freedom of Information requests. View all FOI responses at http://www.gov.scot/foi-responses
Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House