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Question reference: S6W-26370

  • Asked by: Annabelle Ewing, MSP for Cowdenbeath, Scottish National Party
  • Date lodged: 21 March 2024
  • Current status: Answered by Joe FitzPatrick on 18 April 2024


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-26028 by Joe Fitzpatrick on 15 March 2024, whether it can explain any discrepancies in the distribution of the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund, in light of Fife Council being the third most populous local authority, but only receiving 1.54% of the total funding announced over the last five years.


Both the Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and the low carbon Vacant and Derelict Land Investment Programme targeted support toward disadvantaged and fragile rural communities. They have been delivered on a competitive basis, open to all local authorities and Clyde Gateway URC and it is for councils and Clyde Gateway to bring forward proposals that responded to the purpose of the funds.

In addition to access to these funds, Fife Council also receive a share of capital funding from the Place Based Investment Programme through the direct allocation to local authorities. Between 2021-22 to 2023-24 Fife Council have been allocated a total of £7.826 million. Fife Council are also one of five eligible councils able to access the Vacant and Derelict Land Fund.