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

Capacity Building Fund

Wanting to develop the skills and expertise you have within your organisation? CFHS’s Capacity Building Fund is still open for applications. Groups can apply for up to £500 towards to the costs of taking part in a learning or training opportunity that will help to make their organisation stronger. So far we’ve supported groups to …

Community cafe learning visits

Following the success of previous visits, CFHS is running further community café learning visits this year.  These are open to anyone involved in running or setting up a community café. Participants will have the chance to find out about the cafes hosting the visits, meet other community café practitioners and share and learn about good …

CFHS annual networking conference 2015

Registration is now open for our annual networking conference to be held at Perth Concert Hall on 28 October 2015. A one-day event where people can learn and discuss national activity and local practice with people from all over Scotland. An opportunity for people to come together, learn from each other and share experience, evidence, hopes …

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