HC Deb 22 October 1987 vol 120 cc854-5W
Mr. Nigel Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those organisations which applied for support under his Department's special grants environmental programme, together with details of the corresponding projects and the level of funding sought, indicating those projects which have been, or are to be, approved for support.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The organisations listed applied for grant under the special grants (environmental) programme which is administered by the Scottish Development Department. The scheme is designed to assist the central management and administrative costs of voluntary bodies in t he environmental field which are engaged in environmental conservation or improvement work, co-ordination, or environmental education or training. To be eligible for grant, organisations are required to operate in more than one local authority district. Assistance for project costs is given only in exceptional cases. Details of the level of funding sought in 1987–88, the purpose for which it was sought and the grant offered (where applicable) are shown for each organisation which applied for grant.

Grant applied for Purpose for which sought Grant offered 1987/88
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (1) 10,000 Nature Reserve Management
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (2) 15,000 Investigations Work 5,000
Central Scotland Countryside Trust 9,560 Development Officer 5,000
Woodland Trust 32,447 Development Officer and other Costs 5,000
The Environment Centre 16,519 Manager and Administrator 5,000
Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland up to 10,000 Administrative Staff Costs 5,000
Scottish Rights of Way Society not specified Secretary 5,000
Historic Buildings and Archaeology
Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust 30,000 Administrative and Clerical Staff Costs 7,000
Scottish Historic Building Trust 12,500 Administrative Staff Costs 7,000
Council for British Archaeology (Scotland) 22,500 Administrative Staff Costs 9,000
Scottish Field School of Archaeology 6,000 Excavation Programme Costs 6,000
Training for conservation management
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations 6,895 Training Programme for Voluntary Organisations Management 6,000
Technical Aid
Association of Community Technical Aid Centres 16,709 Development Officer and Administrative Officer 10,000
Scottish Environmental Education Council 15,325 Director and Secretary 15,000
Royal Zoological Society 20,000 Education Staff and Vehicles
Scottish Field Studies Association 12,250 Development Officer and Secretary 10,000
Friends of the Earth (Scotland) Environmental Education Trust 9,625 Education/Information Officer
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (3) 7,500 Education Officer
The following bodies submitted applications which did not meet the scheme's eligibility criteria:
Scottish Scenic Trust
Friends of the Earth (Scotland)
North East Mountain Trust
Iona Community
Victoria Youth Gardens
Scottish Council on Disability
Scottish Countryside Activities Council
Royal Town Planning Institute
Scottish Educational Trust
Scottish Ornithologists Club

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