The Glasgow Community Food Network Food and Climate Action project has recently launched their Food and Climate Action fund offering 10 grants of £1500 to groups across Glasgow.

Do you have an idea  to improve the food system in Glasgow that you want to make a reality? Will it benefit local people and the planet? Then we want to hear from you.

What’s it all about?

With help from the National Lottery, we are excited to be able to fund £15,000 to support 10 groups across the city to take their own activity forward. We are able to provide £1,500 per group, to 2 groups in each regional area.

The Food & Climate Action Fund is part of the strand of our project that aims to create spaces where people can come together to discuss environmental issues and explore how to affect change in their local area. Through the fund we are hoping to resource and support the seeds of change.

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What can be funded? 

We would like to support small-scale, community-led projects, on a local level in Glasgow. 

We are hoping to see a range of exciting ideas and can fund the following: activities, events, equipment, resources, and delivery time including staff costs, training costs, transport and volunteer expenses. We can also fund small land or building projects. We can’t fund any fundraising, political, or statutory activities, or alcohol.

Your idea must have a clear benefit to the local community. In your application explain how you know that this idea will be positive or useful - have you had any kind of consultation with your local community?

Your idea must be linked to the food system, but it could be anything to do with food - growing food, cooking it, ways of preparing it, sharing it, learning about it - and eating it! It must also include climate action. This action can be about awareness raising, reducing the environmental impact of food in some way, or encouraging behaviour change. For example, you could focus on reducing food waste, or activity that supports more local food to be eaten or produced, or events that raise awareness of a specific issue or give people in your area the opportunity to learn a new skill.

We are open to funding both new and existing projects. Your idea could be running a new series of events, or plans to engage a new audience. It could be about strengthening your current service, adding a new element to the delivery, or enhancing the community benefit of it. The funds could also be used to purchase resources that will help action in your area. If you are hoping to use the available funds on physical resources there needs to be a clear way that the community will access this resource both during and after the funding ends.

In your application, be sure to let us know how your idea is starting, expanding or strengthening food and climate action.

Apply here