CFHS funding opportunities 2016

Community Food and Health (Scotland) has an annual development fund available for groups and agencies in Scotland that wish to improve access to, and take up of, a healthy, varied and balanced diet.

Funding from £500 to £3000 are available and funding recipients are expected to spend their  money within one year.

The 2015 development fund and capacity building funds have now closed.

We plan to run a development fund in 2016. Further information on the launch of this, and any other additional funding, will be available on this website and in our free newsletter, Fare Choice, as well as through our monthly e-bulletin and via twitter and facebook. You can sign up for any of this on the Contact Us page.

What will we fund?

The development fund is open to groups and agencies that would like to tackle one or more of the barriers to healthy eating, such as affordability or availability, and the negative impact of culture and lack of food skills.

For more information on what we will or will not fund, please see our guidance notes.

Who can apply? / Who can’t apply?

We welcome applications from groups and agencies working with or within low-income communities throughout Scotland.

Individuals and/or private companies cannot apply for a grant from us.

For more information on who can and can’t apply, please see our guidance notes. Please note that these are 2015 versions that may be updated in 2016.

How to apply

To find out more about the application process you can download the guidance notes. Please note that these are 2015 versions that may be updated in 2016.

For information on funding and links to advice on filling in application forms see Advice and information on fundraising.

Further reading

To find out what is going on in food and health in your local area, visit your Local Authority and local NHS board websites. You should also be able to find out about your local Community Health Partnership (CHP) or Community Health and Care Partnership (CHCP) on these websites.

To find out about national policies around food and health, visit the Scottish Government’s website.

For information on healthy eating visit Eat Better Feel Better or the Food Standards Scotland website.