Multiple funding opportunities in Scotland (healthy diets/health inequalities)

22 June 2017

HealthGift (Perth and Kinross, City of Dundee, Angus, Stirling, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Argyll and Bute)

Small communities can apply for grants of between £5,000 and £25,000 to address local health inequalities in organisations in Perth and Kinross, City of Dundee, Angus, Stirling, Fife, Clackmannanshire, Argyll and Bute. The funding is available for projects that cover small areas such as a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; as well as communities of interest (people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them). Projects can last between 12 months and two years. Previous projects supported include a project to enable young people from the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex) community to be able to meet safely, discuss issues, socialise, run events and share information; and a projects that brings people together in an informal way to share a meal, get to know each other and build support networks. The closing date for applications is 1pm on the 5th July 2017. Find out more

Funding to Promote Healthy Eating Within Low Income Communities (Scotland)

Community Food & Health Scotland which aims to promote healthy eating habits within low-income communities has announced that it has two funding opportunities available for groups and agencies in Scotland that wish to improve access to, and take up of, a healthy, varied and balanced diet. Organisations such as community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprises can apply for either or both of these. The Capacity Building Fund provides grants of up to £500 for training or learning opportunities for staff, volunteers, or management committee or board members. The closing date is the 8th December 2017 or earlier if all the funding available has already been allocated.

The Annual Development Fund supports Scotland's low-income communities to improve their access to, and take-up of, a healthy, varied and balanced diet. It is ideal for groups and agencies with a food and health activity planned that can be developed, recruited for, and run within a one-year period. Grants of between £500 and £2,000 are available. The closing date for applications is the 4th August 2017. Find out more

HealthShine (Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde)

HealthPerfect which is part of the Health Lottery's Active Communities programme has announced that the closing date for applications is the 5th July 2017. The programme provides grant funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 per year for projects designed and led by local people which target areas most affected by health inequalities in Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East and West Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be not for profit with an income of less than £350,000 per year. Projects will be small and local and could cover a few streets, a housing estate or a small village; as well as communities of interest of people who have shared experiences, characteristics or common interests and wish to come together to address specific issues that are important to them. They will last for between twelve months and two years and will make neighbourhoods better places to grow, live, work and age. Previous projects supported include the Maryhill Integration Network, Glasgow, which received a grant of £40,468 for a two year project that aims to address the social and emotional isolation experienced by newly-arrived Syrian refugees; and the Whiteinch Centre Limited, Glasgow, which received a grant of £49,407 to provide peer to peer support and reduce isolation for residents aged 65+ in the Whiteinch area of Glasgow. Find out more

Contacts

Tom Andrews
Soil Association
07 717 802 188
tandrews@soilassociation.org
www.soilassociation.org


Victoria Williams
Food Matters
0127 343 1713
victoria@foodmatters.org
www.foodmatters.org


Kath Dalmeny
Sustain
0207 065 0902
kath@sustainweb.org
www.sustainweb.org


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