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10/03/17 14:31

Croft House Grant increase

More funding for crofter homes.

Crofters are to benefit from an additional £600,000 to enable them to build and improve crofter housing.

 

The Croft House Grant scheme will receive the extra funding in 2017/18, taking the total allocation to £2 million, Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing has announced.

 

Speaking at the Scottish Crofting Federation Annual Gathering, Mr Ewing also announced a review of the Croft House Grant scheme requirements to ensure there are no unnecessary barriers and the grant continues to target support at those most in need.

 

He said:

 

“The new Croft House Grant has proved a very successful and popular scheme in its first year. Due to the scheme’s high demand and our commitment to continue to fund crofter housing in our rural areas, I have announced additional funding of £600k in 2017/18 to help crofters build or improve more homes.

 

“I welcome the opportunity to make this announcement at the Scottish Crofting Federation Annual Gathering, together with my intention to carry out a review to ensure we continue to target support at those who need it most.”