Central Scotland Green Network

Green-fingered communities to benefit from food growing funding

The Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects across the whole of Scotland.

Funded by the Scottish Government, projects can apply for part of the £100,000 fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, as well as promoting healthy eating and outdoor exercise.

Leading environmental charity, the Green Action Trust, is managing the fund as part of its work to drive forward the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network and is again expanding the application criteria to welcome applications from across Scotland.

Community growing projects are a key part of creating an environment that allows Scotland and its people to thrive. The Trust is particularly interested in applications that fit community growing into local responses to the present cost of living crisis and deliver aspirations to become a Good Food Nation.

The closing date for applications to the CSGN Growing Food Together Fund is 5pm on Friday 19 July, 2024.

To apply, please download the application form below. Guidance on completing the form is provided in the document. Any queries about the fund or the application process can be emailed to funding@greenactiontrust.org

I am pleased the Growing Food Together Fund will receive £100,000 which will help more Scots access community growing projects throughout the country.

Anyone who has been involved in a project knows of the numerous health and social benefits that they can offer. They open the door for people of all ages to discover the joy which can be found from planting a seed, watching it grow, harvesting and cooking their own grown produce.

The fund is an excellent opportunity to encourage involvement in community food growing and help achieve our wider vision for Scotland to be a Good Food Nation.

Jim Fairlie
Scottish Government Minister for Agriculture and Connectivity
Community growing projects can apply for a share of:
to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food.