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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-03361
Asked by: Beatrice Wishart, Shetland Islands, Scottish Liberal Democrats
Date lodged: 28 September 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much funding it allocated to the Islands Communities Fund, and how much the Fund has paid out.

Current status: Answered by Mairi Gougeon on 14 October 2021


Answer

Applicants to the Island Communities Fund have all been notified of the outcome of their application. I am delighted to confirm that this will deliver £2 million of ‘on-island’ capital investment for 29 successful island-based community groups and businesses, spread across 23 islands.

This Fund provides grants of up to £150,000 for projects focusing on developing sustainable economic activities on islands, while also supporting the delivery of the Scottish Government’s National Islands Plan.

The programme is in the early stages in terms of spend.