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  • Fair Food Transformation Fund

    Created: 30/03/2018

    The Scottish Government invites applications for the Fair Food Transformation Fund. The fund is part of their £1 million-a-year Fair Food Fund, which supports more dignified responses to food poverty.

    Fund Purpose and Principles

    The Fair Food Transformation Fund aims to help Scotland become a 'Good Food Nation' - a country where everyone has access to healthy, nutritious food without needing emergency food aid.

    The fund will support projects that give a more dignified response to food poverty and help to move away from emergency food aid as the first response.

    To be funded, projects must show how they propose to meet the four principles for a more dignified response to food poverty, described by the Independent Short-Life Working Group on Food Poverty:

    • That people with direct experience of food poverty help shape and deliver the service or solution.
    • That projects recognise the social value of food and aim to build community around food to create the feeling of a place where people choose to go, rather than have to go.
    • That projects provide opportunities for people to contribute, for example, through volunteering in different roles, sharing and learning new skills, growing food and participating in local community life.
    • That projects ensure that, as far as possible, people are able to choose what they eat; that the choice should include fresh and healthy food, and that where people can pay something for their food they have the dignity of being allowed to do so.

    We will also expect to see strong evidence of partnership and community-based working to ensure that projects are well integrated with other local support and community activities.


    The fund will only support projects from voluntary organisations, community groups, housing associations and social enterprises.  Public sector organisations may not apply.

    The fund will be open for applications until Wednesday 18 July 2018. 

    Click here for more information and to apply to this fund. 

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