No subsidy for equipment centre
The centre provides authorities, FE colleges, independent schools and other educational clients with goods and services. This it does in return for modest payments on a strictly demand-driven basis. Nobody "subsidises" the centre's activities, unless you count its overworked and underpaid staff or its non-executive directors, whether elected councillors or senior officers, all of whom give of their time freely and without any payment whatsoever.
Executive director Scottish Schools Equipment Research Centre 24 Bernard Terrace Edinburgh