Date lodged: 8 March 2017
To ask the Scottish Government how much of the overall budget (a) has been spent and (b) still remains for the Scottish Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 (i) New Capital Grant Scheme, (ii) New Entrants Start-Up Grant Scheme and (iii) Young Farmers Start-Up Grant Scheme.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 16 March 2017
£6.8M has been committed to the Start-Up schemes currently leaving £1.2M from an indicative budget of £8M. The Scottish Government is determined to continue to support deserving new businesses and ensure the continuation of the start-up schemes.
£4.3M has been committed to the Capital Grant Scheme which remains open to applications on a continual basis.