§ Mr. Andrew Welsh
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will state the number of voluntary and caring organisations which have received reductions in Scottish Office financial assistance in 1991–92, given under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 together with the amount of such reductions and the amount for each organisation affected;
(2) if he will state the numbers of organisations which have received grants under the Social Work (Scotland) Act 311W 1968 for each of the past five years; and how many organisations have been eliminated from such financial assistance during the period.
§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
Grants are made available to voluntary and other organisations under sections 9 and 10(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. Grants were made to the following organisations in 1990–91:
Organisation Total grant paid £ Age Concern Scotland 96,128 Association of Lanark Voluntary Organisations 21,098 Alzheimers Scotland 75,341 Annandale and Eskdale Council of Social Service 1,250 Apex Scotland 164,350 British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering 30,000 Banff and Buchan Resource Information and Development Group Exchange 21,818 Badenoch and Strathspey Council of Social Services 21,897 Barra and Vatersay Council of Social Services 20,664 Berwickshire Association of Voluntary Service 11,548 Borders Federation of Councils of Voluntary Service 895 Brittle Bone Society 9,963 Broxburn/Uphall Handishop 286 Bute Community Links 17,480 Caithness Voluntary Group 22,411 Call Centre 16,200 Care in Action Scotland 18,936 Carers National Association 18,538 Childline Charitable Trust 10,000 Childline Scottish Appeal 25,000 Church of Scotland (Designated Place, Inverness) 3,350 Community Service Volunteers 17,000 Confederation of Scottish Counselling Agencies 20,000 Crossroads (Scotland) 23,856 Cruse Bereavement Care 9,975 Dementia Services Development Centre 66,372 Dial Scotland 10,373 Disability Scotland 264,474 Disablement Income Group 4,448 Disfigurement Guidance Centre 6,581 East Sutherland Council of Social Services 15,116 Ettrick and Lauderdale Council of Social Service 10,903 Gingerbread Scotland 28,061 Glasgow City Aid 6,770 Gordon Rural Area Information Network 21,963 Hamilton and East Kilbride Befriending Project 28,363 Harris Council of Social Service 15,043 Highland Federation of Councils of Social Service 3,641 Home-start Consultancy 20,000 Intermediate Treatment Resource Centre 75,137 Inverness Voluntary Organisations Group 15,149 Islay and Jura Council of Voluntary Service 25,182 Isle of Arran Council of Social Service 12,888 Kincardine and Deeside Council of Social Service 26,098 Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes Association of Voluntary Organisations 5,016 Kyle and Carrick Council of Social Service 10,852 Levenmouth Council of Social Service 2,454 Lewis Council of Social Service 29,935 Marriage Counselling Scotland 90,668 ME Association 15,115 Midlothian Council of Social Service 6,195 Mobile Projects Association Scotland 15,875 Moray Youth Project 54,000 National Children's Home 47,177 National Foster Care Association 20,925 National Institute for Social Work 8,200 National Schizophrenia Fellowship Scotland 11,178 Nithsdale Council of Voluntary Service 15,070 North and West Sutherland Council of Social Service 11,074 Penumbra 22,512 Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Service 14,533 Planning and Development Unit, Tayside 6,000 Play Matters 3,500 Plus Self Help Association 39,993
Organisation Total grant paid £ Positive Help 20,000 Quarriers/SCAFA (Borders Development) 13,010 Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 133,074 Renfrew Council on Alcohol 25,000 Richmond Fellowship 42,705 Ross and Cromarty Council of Social Service 21,308 Roxburgh Association of Voluntary Service 13,356 Samaritans 5,000 Save the Children Fund (Renton Project) 42,000 Scottish Association for the Deaf 7,356 Scottish Association of Family Conciliation Services 60,236 Scottish Association for Mental Health 104,304 Scottish Adventure Playground Association 14,800 Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters 32,112 Scottish Child and Family Alliance 58,685 Scottish Child Minding Association 40,492 Scottish Council for Single Parents 33,027 Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 298,191 Scottish Home Visiting Resources and Training Unit 25,814 Scottish Pre School Play Association 92,321 Scottish Society for the Mentally Handicapped 31,500 Scottish Association for Care and Resettlement of Offenders 150,086 Scottish Action on Dementia 500 Scottish Child Law Centre 40,790 Scottish Council on Alcohol 31,550 Scottish Down Syndrome Association 8,005 Scottish Institute of Human Relations 16,010 Scottish Play Council 2,000 Scottish Refugee Council 4,583 Scottish Spina Bifida Association 14,187 Scottish Spinal Cord Injury Association 13,869 Scottish Training Advice Service 28,500 Scottish Womens Aid 111,520 Scottish Council for Single Homeless 8,078 Sense in Scotland 54,684 Shetland Council of Social Service 22,862 Skye and Lochalsh Council of Social Service 20,038 Speyside and District Council of Social Service 18,071 Stepping Stones 26,817 Stewartry Council for Voluntary Service 17,802 Still Birth and Neo-natal Death Society 2,750 Stirling Council of Social Service 18,266 Student Community Action Scotland Development Unit 15,469 The Princes Trust 8,000 Tweeddale Association of Voluntary Service 9,437 Uist Council of Social Service 20,668 University of Glasgow 21,300 University of Stirling 5,624 Volunteer Development Scotland 60,031 Visualise 10,000 Victim Support Scotland 397,937 Voluntary Association of Nairn Groups 11,585 Voluntary Services Orkney 28,940 West Lothian Council of Social Service 17,890 West Lothian Voluntary Council for Disabled People 28,574 Who Cares? Scotland 30,769 Wigtown Council for Voluntary Service 13,418
Note: A number of organisations received more than one grant.
The following seven organisations will receive a lower level of grant in 1991–92:
Organisation Grant paid in 1990–91 (£) Grant likely to be paid in 1991–92 (£) Section 9 grants Age Concern (Scotland) 47,700 45,100 Marriage Counselling (Scotland) 13,400 11,000 Victim Support (Scotland) 22,100 20,600
Organisation Grant paid in 1990–91 (£) Grant likely to be paid in 1991–92 (£) Section 10(1) grants SENSE 36,050 31,250 Brittle Bone Society 9,950 5,200 Disfigurement Guidance Centre 6,600 3,150 Scottish Spina Bifida Association 14,200 10,200
In addition, grants to 10 organisations were not renewed in 1991–92. Two section 9 grants were not renewed. These grants are based on three-year blocks of funding and are subject to renewal only in exceptional circumstances. Of the eight section 10(1) grants which were not renewed, five were for time-limited projects which had come to an end. In the other cases, one organisation did not submit an application for grant in 1991–92, one organisation was no longer representative following a reduction in membership and one organisation had largely completed the development work for which it was being funded.
The numbers of grants given to organisations, and grant which ceased, in each of the past five years are as follows:
Year Number of grants Number of grants which ceased Section 9 grants 1986–87 15 0 1987–88 18 0 1988–89 17 0 1989–90 21 0 1990–91 19 4 Section 10(1) grants 1986–87 144 12 1987–88 136 21 1988–89 134 24 1989–90 122 33 1990–91 134 11