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S5W-21211: Lewis Macdonald (North East Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 23 January 2019

To ask the Scottish Government which organisations have received funding from the Brexit Stakeholder Engagement Fund; how much each has received, and what information it has regarding how they are using the support.

Answered by: Michael Russell 4 February 2019

£140,321 has been given out from the fund to support 11 organisations discussing the impact of Brexit on their local community and sectors. Funding amounts range from £1,500 to £25,000, with the average amount received being £12,756.

The following organisations have received funding from the Brexit Stakeholder Engagement Fund: Scottish Rural Action; Children in Scotland; My Life My Say & Social Bite; Midlothian Voluntary Action; Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire; EU Citizens Rights Project; Health and Social Care Alliance; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Scottish Islands Federation; YouthLink Scotland and, Perth and Kinross Association of Voluntary Services.

The organisations have used the support to facilitate discussions about leaving the EU. These open public discussions have raised many concerns. These include, but are not limited to: losing or failing to attract staff, losing funding, losing rights, concerns from the uncertainty about the future and concerns about rural issues that may be exacerbated by Brexit.