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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S6W-05359
Asked by: Neil Bibby, West Scotland, Scottish Labour
Date lodged: 24 December 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many green jobs are expected to be created by its Green Jobs Fund.

Current status: Answered by Richard Lochhead on 12 January 2022


Answer

The Green Jobs Fund (GJF) is a five year, £100m capital fund offering support to businesses, and their supply chains, to help them better transition to a low carbon economy. In so doing, the GJF will support businesses to create green employment through investment in equipment and premises, and research and development.

During the Just Transition debate on motion S6M-02429, on 7 December 2021, I confirmed that so far, £12.3 million has been awarded through the Green Jobs Fund and this is expected to create and safeguard more than 850 green jobs. As future Green Jobs Fund awards are made, we will continue to update on the progress of the fund and the expected green jobs resulting from this.