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Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS) applications: FOI release

Published: 11 Nov 2020

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
11 Nov 2020
Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS) applications: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202000094278
Date received: 2 Oct 2020
Date responded: 23 Oct 2020
Information requested

1. How many Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS) applications have the Scottish Government received in the last 24 months (broken down by the number for each month)?

2. What percentage of CHGS applications received in the last 24 months have been successful?

3. What were the three most common reasons why applications were rejected?

Response

1. Scottish Government has received 149 Croft House Grant applications in the 24 months prior to 1st October 2020 as detailed below on a month by month basis. Please note that these figures will include more than one application from the same individual if they have been unsuccessful in an earlier tranche.

Month/Year

No of

Apps

 

Month/Year

No of

Apps

 

Month/Year

No of

Apps

Oct-18

2

 

Jun-19

3

 

Feb-20

17

Nov-18

5

 

Jul-19

1

 

Mar-20

4

Dec-18

11

 

Aug-19

11

 

Apr-20

2

Jan-19

3

 

Sep-19

4

 

May-20

8

Feb-19

9

 

Oct-19

3

 

Jun-20

6

Mar-19

6

 

Nov-19

15

 

Jul-20

3

Apr-19

1

 

Dec-19

10

 

Aug-20

8

May-19

14

 

Jan-20

0

 

Sep-20

3

2. 18 of the 149 applications above have not been fully assessed for eligibility as they relate to the September 2020 application tranche which has not been concluded at this stage. This leaves 131 applications which have been fully assessed for eligibility during the 24 months up to 1st October 2020. 27 of these applications were rejected as they did not meet the scheme eligibility requirements. A further 20 eligible applications were rejected because they did not receive enough points through the scheme scoring criteria. 2 applications were withdrawn. This leaves 82 applications which were approved and offered a grant towards their new house or house improvement.

Therefore 63% of the applications received in the previous 24 months have been approved (80% of eligible applications).

3. The three most common reasons why applications were rejected during the 24 months up to 1st October 2020 are as follows;

  • the application did not receive enough points through the scoring criteria to meet the tranche threshold score.
  • the application was incomplete or had relevant supporting documentation missing.
  • the house plans submitted with the application did not meet the scheme requirements for house size etc

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