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The Organic Aid (Scotland) Regulations 2004

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Aid for organic farming

4.—(1) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Scottish Ministers may make payments of conversion grant under the scheme to–

(a)an applicant who–

(i)satisfies the conditions of eligibility for a conversion grant specified in regulation 5;

(ii)has given the undertakings set out in regulation 6; and

(iii)has made an application in accordance with regulation 11 which has been accepted by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 13; or

(b)a person whose undertaking to comply with the obligations relating to a farm or part of a farm assumed under regulation 6 by a previous occupier of the farm or part has been accepted by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 16(1).

(2) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Scottish Ministers may make payments of capital grant under the scheme to–

(a)an applicant to whom they are entitled to make payments of conversion grant under paragraph (1)(a) who–

(i)has given the undertakings set out in regulation 9; and

(ii)has made an application for capital grant in accordance with regulation 11 which has been accepted by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 13; or

(b)a person to whom they are entitled to make payments of conversion grant under paragraph (1)(b) whose undertaking to comply with the obligations relating to a farm or part of a farm assumed under regulation 7 by a previous occupier has been accepted by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 16(1).

(3) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Scottish Ministers may make payments of maintenance grant under the scheme to–

(a)an applicant who–

(i)satisfies the conditions of eligibility for a maintenance grant specified in regulation 8;

(ii)has given the undertakings set out in regulation 9; and

(iii)has made an application in accordance with regulation 11 which has been accepted by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 13; or

(b)a person whose undertaking to comply with the obligations relating to a farm or part of a farm assumed under regulation 9 by a previous occupier has been accepted by the Scottish Ministers under regulation 16(1).

(4) Subject to the provisions of these Regulations, the Scottish Ministers may contribute towards the cost of preparing the conversion plan included in an application for a conversion grant where such conversion plan has been professionally prepared in accordance with any requirements made by the Scottish Ministers as to the form or content of such conversion plan.

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