Locals are being invited to apply for funding from a food and growing projects grant scheme

Locals are being encouraged to apply for funding from an NHS Forth Valley food and growing projects grant scheme.

Its nutrition and dietetic health improvement team is offering grants ranging from £50 for short term pieces of work, up to £400 for larger projects.These grants aim to support the development of local food and growing activities and initiatives across Forth Valley. Ongoing support will be offered by a team of community food development workers.

Applications will be considered from organisations across Forth Valley particularly those addressing inequalities within vulnerable communities.

People can apply using a form available from and applications must fit with the criteria which includes: for a food related activity, increasing cooking skills for participants, training for staff and volunteers, match or part funding, a bank account, sufficient timescale to spend the money, breakdown of cost and sufficient evaluation.

The NHS Forth Valley Community Nutrition and Dietetic Health Improvement Team have grants available to support the development of local food and growing activities and initiatives across Forth Valley.

The applications are assessed on an on-going basis. For more details about the scheme visit: www.nhsforthvalley.com

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