Following the success of last year’s launch, the Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) ‘Growing Food Together’ Fund is once again offering a cash boost to community growing projects in Scotland.

Supported 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 and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise.

The Green Action Trust (GAT), a leading charity in environmental regeneration, is managing the fund as part of its work to drive forward the delivery of the Central Scotland Green Network.

Community growing projects are a key part of creating an environment which allows Scotland and its people to thrive, and the Trust is particularly interested in applications that help to fit community growing into Scotland’s recovery from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Derek Robertson, Chief Executive at the Green Action Trust, commented:

“We are all aware of how important access to good quality local greenspaces is. Community growing projects provide physical and mental health and wellbeing benefits to growers as well as healthy food.

“This fund is an excellent opportunity to support communities who would like to develop and improve their own outdoor spaces. We look forward to hearing from projects that will bring people together to enjoy the health benefits of growing their own fresh fruit and vegetables and create more resilient communities.”

The closing date for applications to the CSGN Growing Food Together Fund is 5pm on Thursday 14 October 2021.

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