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S5W-05300: Dean Lockhart (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 1 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many projects Community Broadband Scotland has supported in each of the last five years.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 15 December 2016

As of 30 November 2016, Community Broadband Scotland has responded to 800 enquiries across Scotland. It is actively supporting over 100 community organisations through its three-stage project development process, and has approved grant funding - totalling over £2.5 million - to 82 of those projects, including over £400,000 for project planning. 16 of those projects are either completed or in build phase, covering over 4,200 premises.

The breakdown of project support per year is as follows:

2012-13: Nil

2013-14: 24 (includes 5 capital projects)

2014-15: 20 (includes 4 capital projects)

2015-16: 23 (includes 5 capital projects)

2016-17: 15 (includes 2 capital projects)