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Learning from collaborating with or within the community food sector

We recently provided funding for organisations in three local authority areas to support our pilot learning collaboration project. The aim of this project is to support increased collaboration locally and to make a difference across all three of our Community Food National Reference group’s priority areas of work. These are: supporting ‘cash first’ responses to …

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Community Action Fund

The Community Action Fund exists to support grassroots campaigning and community organising in the UK, and will provide one-off grants between £2,500 and £20,000. These grants are available to grassroots organisations that are building the power of their community and campaigning for long-term change. More information on the Civic Power website.

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Glasgow Communities Fund

Phase 2 of the Glasgow Communities Fund, which aims to tackle poverty and inequality by building skills, capacity and resilience and supporting activities that empower communities, opens on Monday 8 August. Glasgow City Council has organised weekly online workshops to support those applying to the fund, and GCVS is also running a series of tailored …

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Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is now accepting applications to its Climate Action Fund from community projects that focus on the link between nature and climate. Up to £1.5 million over 2-5 years is available. More information is available on the National Lottery Community Fund website, including details of virtual events being held over the …

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Community, Capacity and Resilience fund 2022

Managed by SCVO, this Scottish Government fund provides up to £8,000 a year for 2 years, for community-based voluntary organisations to pilot projects that increase capacity to deliver core services tackling poverty and social inequality. Closing date 26 August 2022. More information, details of eligibility and how to apply on the SCVO website.

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Active Communities funding

The People’s Health Trust have recently launched this new funding programme  for local groups (in some parts of Scotland) wanting to create fairer places to grow, live, work and age. Funding of £5000 to £40,000 is available. More information on availability and eligibility is available on the People’s Health Trust website.

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Plant and Share funding

Food-based community groups are invited to apply for this small grant funding of £150 to enable them to take part in Plant and Share month, which is a celebration of growing your own food – and friendships within the community. More information and details of how to apply on the Food for Life Get Togethers …

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#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund

#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. In 2022, the fund will be open to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £250,000 or less whose work fits one of two strategic themes: Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life …

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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants is open for applications and will provide grants of up to £1500 to support projects focused on supporting children and families, and food issues – including community food growing. More information about the fund is available on the Greenspace Scotland website.

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Winter Support Small Grant Fund

This Scottish Government fund has reopened for applications, with a closing date of 2 February. The Corra Foundation is encouraging applications as soon as possible, as it may close earlier than this if a high number of applications are received. More information on the Corra Foundation website.

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