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Information relating to First Home Fund: FOI release

Published: 21 May 2021

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

Published:
21 May 2021
Information relating to First Home Fund: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/202100195615
Date received: 20 Apr 2021
Date responded: 13 May 2021
Information requested

1. The number of applications made to the First Home Fund in 2021/22, and the number of those which were successful.

2. The number of inquiries made about the First Home Fund in 2021/22.

3. The number of complaints received by the Scottish Government about the First Home Fund in 2021/22.

Response

1. 2897 applications were made to the First Home Fund in 2021/22. A further 138 approved applications were carried over from the previous financial year, giving a total of 3035 applications for funding in 2021/22. As of 10 May 2021, 2935 of the applications received had been approved. In addition, 31 applications were unprocessed and 69 had been withdrawn.

2. 97 enquiries (letters and emails) were made to the Scottish Government about the First Home Fund in 2021/22.

3. No formal complaints were received by the Scottish Government about the First Home Fund in 2021/22. However, of the 97 letters and emails received regarding the First Home Fund, the majority concerned its early closure.

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