Date lodged: 14 September 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what action it is taking to promote the (a) Crofters Agricultural Grant Scheme and (b) Small Farmers Grant Scheme to potential applicants.
Answered by: Fergus Ewing 28 September 2017
The Scottish Government Rural Payments and Services website offers extensive guidance on both these schemes. https://www.ruralpayments.org/publicsite/futures/topics/all-schemes/
Information on both of these schemes can be found on the “Scottish Rural Network” website. https://www.ruralnetwork.scot/funding/scottish-rural-development-programme
Scotland’s Farm Advisory Service provides advice on both these schemes https://www.fas.scot/
Up to date information on all rural matters can also be found on the Scottish Government RPID Twitter and Facebook accounts. https://twitter.com/RuralMattersSG
Allied to this, both schemes are discussed at the Crofting Stakeholder Forum, Cross Party Group on Crofting, and during external engagements involving crofting officials.