Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) Public Partnership funding: FOI release

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

Information requested

In relation to the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) in it's role as an external funding Partner in Catrine Community Trust/Catrine Environmental Heritage Projects and any of it's associated community offshoots:

- provide a list of any External Public Partnership funding awarded to Catrine Community Trust and/or Catrine Environmental Heritage Project and/or any of it's associated community offshoot projects; who provided the funding; when it was provided; and for what specific purpose the funding was given and used;

NB. by funding/contracts this could mean, but not necessarily be limited to public funding secured on behalf of the CCT/CEHP, other Trust donations (e.g. Minerals Trust), Scottish Government initiatives or in-kind contributions; any work undertaken by East Ayrshire Council as part of the CCT/CEHP Project Implementation



Public Partnership funding and date awarded

1. LEADER 2007-2013 Programme, awarded between August 2011 and September 2012 £164,440.00. During this period, total funding equated to £235,010 with other funders providing £70,570, as analysed below:

  • Heritage Lottery Fund £58,820

  • Catrine Community Trust £250

  • C + DV Minerals Trust £10,000 and

  • Dunclay Trust £1,500

The LEADER funding has been used to upgrade the former priests’ residence to Community Trust Offices.

2. Under the 2007-2013 SRDP, Catrine Community Trust was awarded £1,133,837.43 under the Rural Priorities mechanism in April 2014. The Rural Priorities funding was granted to cover the conservation of Catrine Weir, a Scheduled and Ancient Monument (SAM).

3. Also under the 2007-2013 SRDP, Catrine Community Trust was awarded £375,543.74 under the Rural Priorities mechanism, also in April 2014. This funding was awarded for the establishment of a Community Education and Visitor Centre along with Offices and Rooms by converting a former Priests’ House and Chapel .

The information supplied to you here, relates only to LEADER and the wider SRDP.

Regarding any work undertaken by East Ayrshire Council, you will need to contact them, as they are not part of National Government and keep their own records.


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