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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-09837: Murdo Fraser (Mid Scotland and Fife)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 June 2017

To ask the Scottish Government how many applications have been made to Community Broadband Scotland in each year since August 2012, and how many of these were approved.

Answered by: Fergus Ewing 29 June 2017

Since August 2012, Community Broadband Scotland has received a total of 90 applications for grant funding from community organisations. Of the 90, 86 applications were approved. The remaining four applications were withdrawn before a decision was made. The breakdown of applications per year is as follows:

2013-14: 24 applications made (24 approved)

2014-15: 21 applications made (21 approved)

2015-16: 22 applications made (22 approved)

2016-17: 18 applications made (16 approved, 2 withdrawn)

2017-18: 5 applications made (3 approved, 2 withdrawn)