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Information regarding funding to help set-up the Rent Smart Wales scheme.

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First published:
3 March 2022
Last updated:


1 March 2022


ATISN 16044

Information requested

Thank you for your request which I received on 2 February 2022.  You asked for:

The following information on Rent Smart Wales:

  • The cost of setting-up Rent Smart Wales;
  • The annual running costs of Rent Smart Wales;
  • The number of staff members employed by Rent Smart Wales;
  • The salary of the three highest-paid employees of Rent Smart Wales.

Our response

Between 2014/15 and 2015/16, the Welsh Government provided £495,000 to Cardiff Council / Rent Smart Wales to set-up the scheme. The funding covered staff resources, infrastructure set-up costs, ongoing implementation costs and the marketing of the scheme.

The rest of the information you have requested is not held by the Welsh Government.  However, I understand that Rent Smart Wales holds the information which you are seeking (though I note that you have also sent the request directly to them).

You can ask them directly for the information at: (for the attention of William Gledhill), or I can transfer your request to them. Please inform me in writing if you would like me to transfer your request.

Next steps

If you are dissatisfied with the Welsh Government’s handling of your request, you can ask for an internal review within 40 working days of the date of this response.  Requests for an internal review should be addressed to the Welsh Government’s Freedom of Information Officer at:

Information Rights Unit, 
Welsh Government, 
Cathays Park, 
CF10 3NQ 

or Email:

Please remember to quote the ATISN reference number above.   

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

Information Commissioner’s Office, 
Wycliffe House, 
Water Lane, 
SK9 5AF 

However, please note that the Commissioner will not normally investigate a complaint until it has been through our own internal review process.

Yours sincerely