HC Deb 17 May 1991 vol 191 cc310-3W
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 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