CSGN Growing Food Together Fund

The CSGN Growing Food Together Fund is supported by the Scottish Government and managed by the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT).

Projects can apply for part of the £100k fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food, and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise.

The types of projects eligible include any activities that seek to promote and increase community growing within the CSGN area. These must be able to be delivered within the guidelines from Scottish Government on Covid-19 restrictions.

Projects could include elements of growing projects that involve:

  • the installation of physical infrastructure
  • sourcing materials and equipment in preparation for the 2021 growing season
  • soil analysis testing
  • site feasibility studies or design work
  • non-site based projects such as the development and delivery of learning exchange programmes, skills and training and events that seek to increase awareness and interest in local community growing opportunities


Download the guidance notes and application form

The completed form should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by 5.00pm on Friday 24 July 2020.

If you have any queries regarding the completion of this form please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing your enquiry and we will contact you to help.


All projects funded under the CSGN Growing Food Together Fund must be located in the CSGN Activity Area. If you have any doubt as to whether your project is located in the CSGN eligible area you can check the CSGN boundary map.

Please visit the websites for further information and the latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures:


Funding for 2020-21 is a single stage process devised for applicants seeking funding to deliver projects from August 2020 to be completed by the end of March 2021. Please note, the CSGN Growing Food Together Fund is based on provisional allocations from funding partners, final allocations will be dependent on final budget allocations for 2020/21 and so may be subject to change.

This is a competitive application process. Applications to be submitted by Friday 24 July 2020. Projects will be considered by a funding panel and awards made allowing those projects receiving funds to start by August 2020. CSGNT will manage the administration and monitoring of the fund. CSGNT will offer awards to the projects approved by the funding panel.

Please complete all sections of the form. Text boxes can be expanded to accommodate additional text. Failure to complete all sections of the form will mean that we will be unable to consider your proposal. Notes on completing this form and specific guidance on the scope and eligibility criteria for the funding are set out at the end of the application form document. 

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