From April 1 this year, crofters will be able to apply for up to 28,000 under the new Croft House Grant Scheme and up to 38,000 if they live in island and specified mainland communities.
The Scottish Governments Croft House Grant Scheme has invested 14 million to build or improve almost 700 homes since 2007 and the changes I am announcing today will help ensure this support is fit for purpose in the years to come.
Plans to target and extend levels of support available through the Scottish Government s Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS) are being considered following a public consultation.
Crofting Commission Chief Executive, Catriona Maclean, commented: The Crofting Commission welcomes the announcement by the Minister today on the next steps in the review of the Croft House Grant Scheme.
A consultation has been launched on the Scottish Government s Croft House Grant Scheme (CHGS).
We know those are major factors in rural depopulation and so by offering financial assistance for constructing and upgrading residential properties, the Croft House Grant Scheme is helping to attract and retain people in our remote, rural and island communities.