CROFT HOUSE GRANT SCHEME (CHGS)
NEW HOUSE AND HOUSE IMPROVEMENTS
The Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department (SEERAD)
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NOTES FOR COMPLETION
Before completing this form, you must read the Department's Guidance Notes on the Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS).
Your plans should be at an advanced stage and you should have a realistic estimate of the cost of the new house/house improvements before you apply. The Guidance Notes should help you to determine whether you and your circumstances fit into the scheme. Only then should you apply for assistance.
The purpose of this form is to enable you to explain your circumstances, and for you to present your case for assistance. The information which you provide is essential in considering the merits of the case, and you should provide as much evidence as possible to support what you set out in this form.
You should answer all the questions as fully as possible as incomplete forms cannot be processed and will be returned to you.
The notes on the left pages are there to help you and you are advised to read these notes as you go through the form. The notes are not intended to be a comprehensive summary of the provisions of the scheme. If the information requested does not apply to you, please write "N/A". It may be necessary to write to you for more information at a later stage or for a member of staff from the local Area Office to visit you to discuss your application in more detail, before a final decision can be made.
The Department tries to assist those whose circumstances are genuine and deserving of support. In this discretionary scheme, the Department has the right to reject applications if the circumstances appear to have been contrived to fit the scheme rules.
Please complete this form in BLACK INK as it will be photocopied. The completed form will be treated "In confidence" and will be seen only by those who need to see it in relation to its processing under CHGS.