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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03360
Asked by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 28 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government whether it plans to provide further funding similar to the Islands Communities Fund in the near future.

Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 14 October 2021


Answer

The Island Communities Fund was announced in summer 2021 and closed on the 16 th of June 2021. We have recently notified applicants to the Island Communities Fund of the outcome of their application.

Supporting island communities remains a Scottish Government priority. Decisions on further funding will be taken as part of future budget setting exercises and alongside continued stakeholder engagement and project evaluation of the full Islands Programme.