§ 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.855W
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 Sustrans Scottish Ornithologists Club