Regional Food Fund

Growing food in greenhouse
Monika Reichelt

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.

Projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink are being encouraged to apply for funding. Fund specifically applies to collaborative projects; applications can be made by:

  • Individual businesses in the food and drink sector
  • Regional food groups
  • Other food and drink groups/networks
  • Individuals on behalf of a collaborative group or project

The Regional Food Fund aims to support the food and drink sector’s recovery from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with £110,000 of Scottish Government funding.

The fund, managed by Scotland Food & Drink, provides grants of up to £5,000 to applicants across the country.

Last year the fund was allocated across 42 projects, which varied from helping regional food group producers in Argyll & Bute grow their sales, to supporting the expansion of the Bowhouse market in Fife to allow more local producers to showcase their food and drink offerings.

Mairi Gougeon, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands said:

“This government is committed to supporting and promoting Scotland’s local produce, which is some of the finest in the world. I would encourage eligible groups and businesses to apply for this year’s Regional Food Fund. Since its launch in 2018, the Regional Food Fund has provided over £550,000 to 121 projects, and this additional funding will support many more projects and initiatives.”

For more information on how to apply, please visit the Regional Food Fund website.