Food and drink

Regional Food Fund offers grants of up to £5,000 to support projects and initiatives that promote the development of food and drink across Scotland.

A programme of new grants has been launched by Sustain as part of the Food for the Planet project.

New measures to make Scotland a world-leader in managing fisheries stocks have been published for consultation.

Views on a draft future catching policy are being sought along with plans to roll-out Remote Electronic Monitoring systems for boats fishing in Scottish waters.

Progressing the Right to Food in Scotland

The Scottish Government and our local authorities are responsible for a wide range of activities that affect how easy or difficult it is for people in Scotland to afford healthy, culturally appropriate and sustainable food. In this event, we will explore how national and local strategies to reduce the cost of living are affecting household budgets and people’s ability to afford food with dignity and choice.

The Baillie Gifford Multi-year Awards fund, aimed at supporting grassroots community groups across Scotland, is now open to applications.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities:

To celebrate International Women’s Day with this year’s theme ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, we talked to Clare Cooper, the co-initiator of Bioregioning Taysideone of the first bioregional initiatives in Scotland responding to the climate and biodiversity crises. Their Inception Group consists entirely of women, who each with their unique expertise help to bring bioregioning projects in Tayside to life.

 

Scottish Community Pubs Network event

Funded by Scottish Government, Plunkett Foundation is delighted to invite you to this Scottish community pubs network event. Open to all community groups involved in a community owned pub project, whether early stage or if your pub is already open and trading.

Join your fellow community pub groups across Scotland to network, swap ideas and support each other. Bring your challenges and concerns so we can all find answers together. Plunkett Foundation staff will be on hand to help answer your questions, along with partner organisations.

Scottish food and drink producers have been awarded a share of £160k of funding for sustainable projects as part of an industry-wide commitment to net zero.

Scottish Rural Network is providing funds to support the Scottish Community Pubs Partnership led by the Plunkett Foundation, which will allow more pubs to become community-owned in 2022. 

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