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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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Aberdeenshire Council - Food Growing and Green Spaces Initiative Fund


The aim of the Banff and Buchan Area Food Growing and Green Spaces Initiative Fund is to use the area committee budget to create food growing spaces, address communities' needs and encourage interest and development of these spaces.

The fund can be used for:

  • Creating or improving existing food growing spaces at properties such as sheltered housing and schools
  • Allowing people access to fresh air, exercise, and social interaction
  • Acknowledging benefits to their health and wellbeing

The food growing or green spaces project must be located within the Banff and Buchan area and any food growing project must aim to make sure that food is consumed by community members as close as possible to the point of production, therefore reducing food mileage.

The project groups must aim to make sure that there is a genuine community focus, encouraging and welcoming people of all ages to learn and work together to improve their skills and knowledge of food growing or biodiversity.

Projects must progress with a focus on sustainability nurturing the project for the long term, and taking every opportunity to embrace recycling, composting and related opportunities such as seed and plant exchanges and networks

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Geographical areas funded: Aberdeenshire

Fund type

Type of funding:
Type of cost:
Capital, Revenue

Fund award sizes

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Who can apply

The fund is open to community groups or organisations who wish to provide a growing space within their community. Applications may come from groups or organisations representing wide audiences for example care homes, very sheltered housing, schools and well-being groups.

When to apply

Applications can be made at any time.

How to apply

Applications are available on the Council website and should be submitted by email.

Contact information

Activites funded: Community development & regeneration Environment

Beneficiaries funded: Children Older people Local communities Volunteers Young people

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