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Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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South Lanarkshire Council - Food Strategy Fund


The food strategy grant scheme has been created to allow local groups operating on council land, council resources and partner organisations to apply for small amounts of funding to pursue their food growing, good food or educational objectives.

The fund can be used to:

  • Buy tools, seeds or materials to set up new or enhance existing food growing provision on council land
  • To improve biodiversity and sustainability in food growing areas such as wildflower and pollinator planting, water harvesting, composting
  • To improve alternative access to fresh fruit and vegetables such as orchard planting, creation of herb gardens
  • Provide education resources in relation to food growing and healthy eating
  • Professional services required to set up new sites such as ground investigations
  • Alleviate food poverty and increase food growing knowledge via grow your own initiatives at home

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Geographical areas funded: South Lanarkshire

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Capital, Revenue

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Who can apply

All community groups and organisations may apply, but depending on what the grant is for, they may require that the community group be a member of the council’s Food Growing Group and be a constituted community group officially operating on South Lanarkshire Council land. Council resources or partner organisations involved in council food growing activities or education can also apply.

When to apply

One application can be made each year. A decision will be made within 30 days unless additional supporting information has been requested.

How to apply

Complete the online form on the Council website.

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Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Community facilities Education & training Environment

Beneficiaries funded: Local communities

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