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

Hold the date – CFHS community cafe networking event

The latest national CFHS community café networking event will be on Thursday 28 September in Edinburgh. The programme and booking form will be available soon.          

CFHS blog – from the reading pile …

Part of our role is to share evidence, learning and knowledge, so a few of my reflections on a little something from my reading pile. This week I read a briefing paper published by Glasgow Centre for Population Health, setting out principles for effective social regeneration and interventions.  It is based on the work of …

Do you run or manage community cooking skills activities in Scotland?

If, yes, please consider completing our survey. If your organisation has more than one person who runs cooking skills activities on behalf of your organisation, please consider choosing just one person to complete it. Please complete our survey if you can answer ‘yes’ to each of the following three questions: Do you run or manage …

Our 2017 funding programmes are now open

This year’s capacity building fund and development funding programmes are now open for applications. The aim of the capacity building fund is to support groups and agencies running food and health activities to build the knowledge, skills and expertise they need to help deliver these better. Groups can apply for funding of up to £500 …

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