Last September we revealed what the success rates are for our funding. Our website pages also mentioned these, including an update in November 2016. Now we can give a full breakdown of these going from 1 April 2016 through to 31 December 2016. The most recent details are for 1 November 2016 to 31 December 2016:
Stage two applications
The numbers of stage two applications in comparison to stage one and ‘one-stage applications’ are still relatively low at the moment. Nonetheless, large grants for improving lives received 12 applications during 1 November 2016 and 31 December. The success rate for them was 83%. For stage two Scottish Land Fund, eight applications received a decision and all of them were successful.
Things to keep in mind about success rates
Our success rates can vary notably within a few months. Young Start particularly highlights this going from 26% in September and October 2016 to 65% in November and December 2016.
Overall, whether there is a high or low success rate, it is best to make as strong a case as you can.
Not all organisations will get onto the more formal consideration for Community Assets (stage one and stage two). We have initial conversations with applicants and possibly a visit. Most requests do not get as far as the above. It is also relatively early days for Community Assets in terms of how many formal decisions have been made.