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Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23: general guidance notes

General guidance notes for prospective applicants to the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23, including information on who can apply and how to apply.


Outcomes for the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23

This section sets out the outcomes that the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23 aims to support through grant offers. Each outcome is made up of a series of criteria. Assuming you are eligible to apply, your application will be scored on the basis of how well it meets these criteria. Projects do not have to meet all of the criteria (nor therefore all of the outcomes) to be considered for a grant offer. More detail on how projects will be assessed is set out in the 'How will applications to the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23 be assessed?' section of these General Guidance notes.

This section also provides some examples of types of activity under the criteria for the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23 outcomes. Activities of the type listed will only be eligible where they fall within the scope of the Scottish Ministers' legislative grant making powers which are being relied upon (as set out in the 'What legislative powers are being used to deliver funding through the Marine Fund Scotland?' section of these General Guidance notes).

The examples given are not exhaustive and if an activity is included as an example, in this section or anywhere else in these Guidance notes, this does not guarantee an offer of grant funding. Any offer of grant funding through the Marine Fund Scotland 2022-23 by the Scottish Ministers is discretionary as well as dependent upon the legislative grant-making powers that are being relied upon. "Discretionary" means that the Scottish Ministers are free to decide whether to offer grant funding or not and are not obliged to offer grant funding in relation to any application or project, even if an application meets all of the eligibility criteria. Therefore, there is no automatic entitlement to any grant funds.

Contact

Email: MFS@gov.scot

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