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Chamber and committees

Question reference: S6W-10850

Asked by: Stephen Kerr, Central Scotland, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date lodged: 7 September 2022

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how much money has been allocated to Scottish Canals in each of the last five years.

Current status: Answered by Jenny Gilruth on 22 September 2022


Answer

Scottish Canals has benefitted from significant increases in grant in aid awards in recent years. Since 2019, the Organisation’s capital grant from the Scottish Government has increased by 87% and it has received an annual uplift in resource funding since 2020. The Organisation has also received substantial additional funding support. A breakdown of the funding is attached in the following table.

Year

Grant allocation

Capital funding

Revenue funding

Additional funding

Total funding

22-23

£22.7m

£12.2m

£10.5m

  

21-22

£21.9m

 

£12.2m

 

£9.7m

 

£662k (rev)

Covid consequential funding.

£2.4m in additional funding. (cap)

£14.6m (cap)

£10.4m (rev)

 

£22.6m(total)

20-21

£20.7m

 

£12.2m

 

£8.5m

 

£1m (cap) Dredging Caledonian and Crinan.

£545k(cap) Weedcutter.

£6.5m (cap) Union Canal Breach.

£1.1m (rev) Covid funding

£2.8m in additional funding. (cap)

£20.2m (cap)

£12.4m (rev)

 

£32.6m (total)

19-20

£15m

 

£6.5m

 

£8.5m

 

£262k (rev)

Bowling works.

£6.5m (cap)

£8.8m (rev)

 

£15.3m (total)

18-19

£11.6m

 

£3.5m

 

£8.1m

 

£1.625m (cap) Twechar, Bonnybridge and Ardrishaig.

£5.350m (cap) Cullochy Lock Gates and Fort Augustus.

£10.475m (cap)

£8.100m (rev)

 

£18.575m (total)