Information regarding investment made by Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP): FOI release

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

Information requested

Following your FoI received on 7 July 2021 for information regarding LEADER funding of the CEVIC Building you asked for additional information on the investment by Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) under the Rural Development Contract: Rural Priorities (RDC:RP):

A. A copy of the original Grant Application (and any subsequent amendments agreed);

B. A copy of the Grant Criteria which applies to Grant Application in (a) above;

C. Copies of all formal correspondence exchanged between Leader/SDRP East Ayrshire Council and/or Catrine Community Trust from 8 July 2019 through to 2 July 2021.

D. Copies of all the December 2019 "project completion records" referred to by Anne Marie Steele


A. Attached is a copy of the information you requested. All applications to the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) under the Rural Development Contract; Rural Priorities were on-line; there were no paper applications.

The attached screen prints are of the assessment screens which give the application details. A copy of the final contract is also attached.

B. All of the information you have requested is available from the following links.

  • Management of archaeological or historical sites

Built & Cultural Heritage (

  • Support for the development and creation of micro-Enterprises

Safeguarding and Enhancing the Landscape (
Development/creation of micro-enterprises (

  • Management of archaeological or historic Sites

Management of archaeological or historical sites (

Under section 25(1) of FOISA, we do not have to give you information which is already reasonably accessible to you.

C. Attached is a copy of the information requested. 

D. While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance the Scottish Government does not have some of the information you have requested. However, the information was released by South Ayrshire Council on 2 September 2021.

An exemption applies
An exemption under sections s.38(1)(b) personal information of FOISA applies to some the information you have requested.

This exemption applies because the information is personal data of a third person (ie. names and signatures) and disclosing it would contravene the data protection principles of the United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation and in regulation 34(1) of the Data Protection Act 2018.

This exemption is not subject to the ‘public interest test’, so we are not required to consider if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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