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Improving Rural Community Services

Why are we funding this outcome?

The Scottish Government is committed to maintaining strong, prosperous and growing communities in rural Scotland. Research suggests that having access to certain services is important for the quality of life in rural communities. They also need help to provide adequate services and enjoy a good quality of life.

What will this package achieve?

This package will help small rural communities provide basic services and community facilities.

What you can do

You should choose which of the following Options will help deliver the outcome you have selected.

We suggest the following Options may all be appropriate.

Some Options- shown in the top list - will always deliver the desired outcomes. If you choose any of these Options, you will not be expected to provide any justification for choosing that Option.

Other Options - those in the bottom list - will only help achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances. If you choose any of these, the application system will ask you to explain how you see this Option helping to achieve the outcome. You can select as many, or as few, Options as you think you will need. You must judge which Options will most effectively deliver the desired outcomes taking account of your circumstances.

These Options will always deliver the desired outcome:

  • Community services and facilities (this option is no longer available in Rural Priorities)
  • Area access management

These Options will help to achieve the desired outcome in specific circumstances: