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The Forestry Challenge Funds (Scotland) Regulations 2008

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3.—(1) A project may be considered for grant under these Regulations if the conditions in paragraphs (2) and (3) are satisfied and the Forestry Commissioners think that the grant would fulfil one or more of the purposes provided for in–

(a)Article 36(b)(i) as read with Article 43 of the Council Regulation (sustainable use of forestry land through first afforestation of agricultural land);

(b)Article 36(b)(iii) as read with Article 45 of the Council Regulation (sustainable use of forestry land through first afforestation of non-agricultural land);

(c)Article 36(b)(v) as read with Article 47 of the Council Regulation (sustainable use of forestry land through forest environment payments);

(d)Article 36(b)(vii) as read with Article 49 of the Council Regulation (sustainable use of forestry land through support for non-productive investments);

(e)Article 52(a)(i) as read with Article 54 of the Council Regulation (diversification of the rural economy, comprising diversification into non-agricultural activities);

(f)Article 52(a)(ii) as read with Article 54 of the Council Regulation (diversification of the rural economy, comprising support for the creation and development of micro-enterprises);

(g)Article 52(a)(iii) as read with Article 55 of the Council Regulation (diversification of the rural economy, comprising encouragement of tourism activities);

(h)Article 52(b)(i) as read with Article 56 of the Council Regulation (improvement of the quality of life in the rural areas, comprising basic services for the economy and rural population).

(2) The project which is the subject of the application relates, directly or indirectly, to woodland situated in Scotland.

(3) The project which is the subject of the application, and the manner in which it is proposed to carry it out, are consistent with the UK Forestry Standard.

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