May deadline for Food for Thought Education Fund

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Norette Ferns

The current funding round of the Food for Thought Education Fund closes for applications at the end of May.

Administered by Education Scotland, the Food for Thought Education Fund gives support to develop Food and Health as a context for learning. The fund aims to improve practitioner confidence in providing progressive, high quality learning experiences which help to embed food education into the ethos of the establishment. It also provides an opportunity to plan and implement learning experiences which build sustainability and capacity for future development.

Local Authority schools and early learning and childcare settings can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to develop projects which support the aims of the fund. ASN establishments in the independent sector are also eligible to apply. Establishments may apply individually or as part of a cluster of schools from their education authority.

It is essential that food based projects include a business or community link. Business in the Community Scotland is a partner in the Food for Thought Fund and can help establishments to find a business/community link if help is required.

The closing date for applications is 2pm on 31 May 2017.

Visit the Education Scotland website for full details.