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Question reference: S6W-26851

  • Asked by: Pauline McNeill, MSP for Glasgow, Scottish Labour
  • Date lodged: 23 April 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Siobhian Brown on 2 May 2024


To ask the Scottish Government whether it withdrew or withheld any public funds that had been allocated to Glasgow East Women's Aid, in light of its recent closure.


The grant funding provided by the Scottish Government to Glasgow East Woman’s Aid (GEWA) is aligned with key project milestones and delivery activities. As GEWA was unable to demonstrate that grant conditions were being met, due to the organisation’s inability to restore support services, it was unable to draw down from the allocated grant. Subsequently, the GEWA Board’s decision to wind-up the organisation led to the Grant being withdrawn.

We are continuing to work with partners to ensure that Scottish Government grant funding, that had been allocated to GEWA, will be redistributed to similar local services to ensure that survivors have the support they need.