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Funding news - 15/05/2017

Croft House Grant Scheme with Additional £600,000 in 2017-18: Tranche One Deadline Imminent

The Croft House Grant provides grants for new houses and the rebuilding and renovation of existing croft houses.

The scheme is geographically targeted with two levels of grant determined by priority areas with the highest grant maximum available in the more remote and fragile communities.

The rates of assistance are as follows:

New House Grant

Geographical Priority Area:

  • high: £38,000
  • standard: £28,000

Rebuilding and Improvement Grant

Geographical Priority Area:

  • high: 40% of costs up to a maximum grant of £38,000
  • standard: 40% of costs up to a maximum grant of £28,000

Applications for improvements to an existing croft house are invited from crofters for whom the croft house is their main residence.

The scheme is open to:

  • crofting tenants;
  • owner-occupiers of crofts, which were acquired from the landlord within the last seven years;
  • cottars; and
  • Kyles crofters.

The scheme has four tranches of applications for 2017-18. The next application deadline is 1 June 2017.

See the Rural Payments website for more details.

Source: ruralpayments.org, 15/05/2017

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