The formula used will be based on local population data, a broad based measure of need, including factors like unemployment and income levels. Orkney has one of the lowest rates of unemployment in Scotland.
Orkney has lost out on vital financial support being short changed by the equivalent of nearly £619,000 through the allocation from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.
Support is focussed on low emission slurry spreading equipment and slurry store covers that are proven to reduce harmful ammonia emissions and reduce adverse impacts on water quality resulting from the storage and spreading of livestock slurry and digestate.
Highlands and Islands SNP MSP Emma Roddick has welcomed the funding for NHS Orkney and the additional staff now recruited to the service.
In a round of funding there were 47 successful Orkney applications from the Sea Fisheries Fund totalling £237,400.
£288,207 will come from the CORRA Foundation as part of the Scottish Government’s National Drugs Mission
“Since its launch in 2018, the Regional Food Fund has provided over £550,000 to 121 projects, and this additional funding will support many more projects and initiatives.” – Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands
THAW Orkney is reminding folk of a fund that is still open for a limited period, and which could help households benefit from energy efficient white goods.
Grants up to £1.5m could be available in a scheme from Historic Environment Scotland
“We expect large numbers of people to visit Scotland’s outdoors again in 2022 and so it is great news that support will continue with this further commitment from the Scottish Government. “- Francesca Osowska