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Food

The Climate Challenge Fund (CCF) supports projects that aim to reduce emissions associated with food by encouraging lower carbon diets by encouraging food growing and promoting local food. CCF projects also work to reduce food waste in their communities as well as encouraging composting of unavoidable food waste.

The links below detail organisations, resources and information that should prove useful if you planning or running such a project. 

 

Useful organisations:

Greener Scotland - information on greener eating.

Love Food Hate Waste from Zero Waste Scotland - ideas, inspiration and resources to support projects aiming to reduce food waste.

Keep Scotland Beautiful's Food and the Environment programme has lots of useful information and resources, particularly useful for working with young people - the video library is particularly interesting. 

Nourish Scotland - Scotland's Sustainable Local Food Network. 

Community Land Advisory Service Scotland - information on land availability and access for community growing groups.

Social Farms and Gardens - supports community-managed farms, gardens, allotments and other green spaces, creating opportunities for local communities to grow. 

Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society - works throughout Scotland to protect sites, preserve gardening skills and promote the value of allotments.

Grow Your Own Scotland - an initiative which seeks to create a single resource for all grow your own and greenspace organisations throughout Scotland.

Trellis Scotland - supports health through horticulture.

Kitchen Canny - a step-by-step process to highlight how much families could save by avoiding food waste.

SEPA and the Animal and Plant Health Agency for guidance on collecting and composting food waste from off-site.

 

Organisations that can offer charged-for packages of support for CCF applicants:

There is no Ideas Bank for this round of CCF applications. However, applicants can still apply deliver their project in partnership with another organisation (including organisations ineligible to apply for the CCF), subject to the requirement that delivery partners can only account for a maximum of 49% of the total project value.

The applicant will also need to submit a formal partnership agreement with their delivery partner as part of their Stage Two application.

Belville Community Garden - Have run a CCF project on hydroponically grown food. They can provide CCF applicants with a charged-for package of support to establish hydroponic farming.

Edible Estates - A Community Interest Company set up to support communities to establish community greenspace projects. They can provide a package of charged for support for CCF applicants to create a community garden and also help support the consumption of local and seasonal food.

Hubbub - Community Fridges are sites of food education and sharing. They help communities to share good food that would otherwise go to waste. Donations can come from individuals and retailers. Hubbub can provide a package of charged for support and resources to help CCF appliants to establish, run and secure the legacy of a Community Fridge.

Whitmuir Community Farm - Based on their 2000m2 CCF project, Whitmuir Community Farm can provide a package of charged for support for CCF applicants to take a community based whole food system approach to reducing carbon emissions, including food growing, food waste and composting. 

 

Reports and guides

One Planet Picnic is an original Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative and is a fun way of getting to know the good foods, people and places local to you and an informal way to think about more sustainable food choices.  

Zero Waste Scotland provide a great range of support to community organisations.  See their What Zero Waste Scotland Can Offer to Community Groups - Food Waste guide to see what's on offer  - including all the info you need to know about Love Food Hate Waste

Community Growing Resource Pack produced by Social Farms and Gardens.

Nourish Scotland run the Making a Living from Local Food mentoring programme, supporting local food entrepreneurs. 

Glasgow Harvest Toolkit offers suggestions and guidance for running food celebration events.

Scotland's Allotment Site Design Guide - provides detailed solutions to all aspects of good allotment site design.

Local Food Survey produced by Nourish Scotland outlines some proposals to broaden and deepen the local food economy in Scotland.  

'Plenty: Food, Farming and Health in Scotland' form the Scottish Food Coalition provides an overview of the need to transform our food system, and the opportunities in doing this. 

Our Community Growing pack from Greenspace Scotland aims to help Scottish communities explore new places and more ways to grow their own food.

Household Food and Drink Waste in the United Kingdom 2012 from WRAP provides estimates of the amount of food and drink waste generated by UK households in 2012.

Guide to growing on contaminated land- has been produced by Grow Your Own Scotland.

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