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

Five calls in the wake of Covid-19

As part of  work promoting coalition principles in the pursuit of a changed food system, the Scottish Food Coalition has developed Five Calls in the Wake of COVID-19 — five asks that policymakers can implement to strengthen our food system. ​ These are around local food; workers’ rights; food insecurity; environment; and health. To support …

COVID-19: Scottish Government support for community food responses

UPDATE: 12 May 2020 Next round of funding from the Wellbeing Fund is now open to applications until 12 noon on 22 May 2020. UPDATE: 17 April 2020: Wellbeing Fund  Community organisations looking for funding to support their food activities at this time should register an expression of interest to the Wellbeing Fund now. The …

COVID-19 May e-bulletin

Our latest COVID-19 e-bulletin is now available, giving you information on how community food initiatives are coping in lock-down, news about research and advocacy and any challenges and concerns, as well as funding updates. You can access the e-bulletin here.  

COVID-19 funding update

Our colleagues at GCVS have produced a very useful special bulletin, focussed on funding available to charities and community organisations developing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.  GCVS also run regular funding surgeries, with a funding expert and plan to continue to offer these virtually.  You can access the bulletin here.

COVID-19 Scottish Government SMS shielding service and national helpline

UPDATE 17 April 2020. This week, the Scottish Government launched a National Assistance Helpline for people who are over 70 or receive the flu vaccine for medical reasons, do not have any access to the internet, and do not have anyone to help get essential supplies like food or medicine. You can pass this number …

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