Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to access a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities. We do this by supporting work with and within low-income communities that addresses health inequalities and barriers (availability, affordability, skills and culture) to healthy and affordable food.

Through our work we aim to support communities to identify these barriers; develop local responses to addressing the barriers; and highlight where actions at other levels, or in other sectors, are required.

We value the experience, understanding, skills and knowledge within Scotland’s community food initiatives and their unique contribution to developing and delivering policy and practice at all levels.

Latest CFHS updates

CFHS funding opportunities 2015 – all open on 12 June – application packs not available to download until then

This year we have three funding opportunities for groups and agencies involved in food and health activities in low-income communities. Our capacity building fund (up to £500) to support groups and agencies running food and health activities to build the knowledge, skills and expertise they need to help them deliver their activities better. We are …

CFHS Event: Evidence and Impact – Community cooking skills activities in Scotland

Booking has opened for this Community Food and Health (Scotland) event, which is being held in Central Glasgow, Thursday 18 June, 9.30 to 1.00, followed by lunch. This free event is open to anyone who would like to hear about research and evaluation of community cooking skills activities in Scotland. You will hear from: Avril …

Community cafe networking event

Booking has opened for Community Food and Health (Scotland)’s and Edinburgh Community Cafes Network’s  Community Café Networking Event, being held on Thursday 11 June from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm., in St Andrew’s and St George’s Church, George Street, Edinburgh. As well as time to network, the event includes workshops and a marketplace. The topics …

Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative new case study

A case study about the work of Perth and Kinross Healthy Communities Collaborative has been added to the case studies section of our website. The Collaborative works with older people in Birnam and Dunkeld. It takes an asset-based approach to its work, which focuses on healthy diets and eating well.

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