Investing in the legacy of national initiatives

In late 2012 and early 2013 CFHS awarded funding to 14 community food initiatives that applied to build on their investment with one or more of the following three Scottish Government funded national initiatives.

1. The healthyliving award is a national award working with the catering sector, including community cafes and lunch clubs, in Scotland to promote the use of healthier ingredients and healthier cooking methods to keep salt, fat and sugar to a minimum and to ensure that water, low-fat dairy products and fruit and vegetables are always available for consumers.
www.healthylivingaward.co.uk

2. The Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme is an industry-led programme to support convenience stores in low-income areas to promote healthier foods by providing staff training, marketing materials and resources. It also works with CFHS to support community shops, co-ops or fruit and veg barras.

3. The Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus visits schools and communities across Scotland for a period over several days and provides cooking workshops to pupils, teachers and community participants. It aims to address health inequalities as part of its work to develop cooking skills.
www.focusonfood.org/cookingbuses.html

We will report on the work of the groups that were funded by us in early 2014.

Groups awarded legacy funding

Annexe Cafe, Glasgow
Funding awarded: £2000.00
Purpose: to build on work with the healthyliving award – marketing and equipment in order to help achieve the healthyliving award plus.

Bee Healthy, Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership
Funding awarded: £2800.00
Purpose: to build on work with the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus – community cookery courses for participants and staff of two organisations supporting vulnerable young people, cookery equipment to loan out to local groups.

Broomhouse Centre, Edinburgh
Funding awarded: £1162.50
Purpose: to build on work with the healthyliving award – promote the award and develop and use healthyliving award recipes to use within community cooking courses.

Broomhouse Health Strategy Group, Edinburgh
Funding awarded: £2950.00
Purpose: to build on work with the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme – upgrade facilities and decorate community shop.

Community Food Moray
Funding awarded: £2370.00
Purpose: to build on work with the healthyliving award and the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme – staff and volunteer training equipment for cafe and co-ops, production of recipe leaflets for customers.

Dr Bell’s Family Centre, Edinburgh
Funding awarded: £1270.00
Purpose: to build on work with the healthyliving award – community cooking courses including using recipes that meet the healthy living award criteria

East Dunbartonshire Food Co-ops
Funding awarded: £503.96
Purpose: to build on work with the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme – upgrade displays and pricing information at food co-ops.

East Lothian Roots and Fruits
Funding awarded: £2500.00
Purpose: to build on work with the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus and the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme – staff training and equipment to extend current cooking courses and food co-ops, develop new website.

Lochgelly Sunflower Nursery,
Funding awarded: £432.00
Purpose: to build on work with the Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living programme – support parent volunteers of nursery fruit and veg barra with cooking skills courses.

New Horizons, Borders
Funding awarded: £2000.00
Purpose: to build on work with the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus – volunteer training and equipment to support cooking activities in local support groups to people with mental health support needs.

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Funding awarded: £2231.60
Purpose: to build on work with the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus and Scottish Grocers Federation Healthy Living Programme – purchase new equipment for ongoing cooking courses and community fruit and veg co-ops.

Urban Roots, Glasgow
Funding awarded: £2189.78
Purpose: to build on work with the Healthier Scotland Cooking Bus – upgrade new venue to deliver ongoing cooking courses.

Whitlawburn Community Resource Centre
Funding awarded: £2854.00
Purpose: to build on work with the healthyliving award – cookery workshops and promotional activities for the cafe.

WRVS Renfrewshire
Funding awarded: £2200.00
Purpose: to build on work with the healthyliving award – volunteer training and equipment to take portable snacks and drinks catering service to patients, staff and visitors in hospital.

 

 

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