Eligibility criteria for Regional Selective Assistance grants: FOI release
- Economic Development Directorate
- Part of
- Public sector
Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.
Information regarding the eligibility criteria for Regional Selective Assistance grants made by the Lanarkshire Development Agency. I am particularly interested in grants awarded in the 1990s and want to specifically establish what the rules were around land ownership for these grants. I have also submitted this request to Scottish Enterprise (copied in here) as when I have made previous enquiries there has been back and forth about who holds information about Regional Selective Assistance.
The Scottish Government does not hold information on application of the eligibility criteria for Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grants awarded by the Lanarkshire Development Agency.
We have, however, scrutinised records we have which relate to the eligibility criteria for the RSA scheme as it operated in the 1990s and can confirm that supported projects would need to: have a net positive impact on Assisted Area employment levels, create or safeguard jobs; be viable; contribute positively to the national economy; and require grant support to proceed. It was also necessary for applicants to show that the investment would not proceed without the grant.
The Scottish Government does not hold information on application of criteria relating to land ownership for RSA grants awarded by the Lanarkshire Development Agency.
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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000
The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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