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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-16870: Finlay Carson (Galloway and West Dumfries)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 24 May 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what process is in place for funding applications to the South of Scotland Economic Partnership.

Answered by: Keith Brown 6 June 2018

Those with potential projects seeking funding should submit their ideas to the South of Scotland Economic Partnership ( sosep@scotborders.gov.uk ).

The Partnership will consider initial enquiries and the potential for those projects to progress to a formal funding application. Projects progressing to a formal funding application will require a business case setting out information about the project and its contribution to inclusive growth. The business case will be assessed by the Partnership against a set of agreed and consistent criteria including demonstrating: a clear link to the Partnership's priorities; additionality, activity that could not otherwise have happened; ambition, making a significant difference; partnership; and leverage of other funding sources.

The Partnership will then submit a recommendation to the Government to decide on whether or not to approve the funding application. The process will be set out on the Partnership's website.