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PERF criteria and coach operators awarded PERF

PERF criteria and coach operators awarded PERF: FOI release (reference 4831)

Date received

1 September 2020

Date responded

1 September 2020

Information requested

  • Please can you provide a list of every coach operator in Scotland that received a grant from the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund and the amount of each grant (a coach operator is defined as an entity that holds a PSV Operators Licence)
  • Please can you provide a full and detailed description of the criteria used to decide whether to award grants from the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund


As you may know, Scottish Enterprise was responsible for managing the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (PERF) on behalf of the Scottish Government. We shared this responsibility with other Economic Development Agencies, such as Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE), and were given the task of assessing applications submitted by applicants from our geographical areas.

We put a plan in place to release a full list of awards shortly after the fund process was completed by publishing it our corporate website. It can be found on our Accessing our information page, under 'Grants and investment information', in the section called 'COVID-19: Additional grant funding'.

The list provides the business names, their local authority area, sector and grant amount. We would advise that you can sort the list by each of these categories, to identify particular aspects. Please note that coach operators in Scotland may be listed under different sectors, so I would suggest the information you requested is likely to be found under the ‘Tourism & Hospitality’ sector or ‘Transport & Logistics’ sector.

I also wish to make you aware of make you aware of other information on the Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Fund (PERF) that has already been made publicly available: The basis for all PERF awards was outlined in the eligibility criteria. All successful applicants had to submit evidence to prove that they met this criteria, which is available to view on the Find Business Support website

PERF statistics and a summary of the applications has been published by the Scottish Government.

As this information is publicly available, it is exempt under FOISA. Section 25 of FOISA exempts information from disclosure by a public body if a requester can obtain the information without making a request for it. This recognises that where information is publicly available, there is no need to provide an alternative right of access to it through FOISA.

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