Scottish Community Foundation launches fund for food projects in Edinburgh

Grants of up to £5,000 available from the Live Well Edinburgh fund, run by the SCF

Small charities and community groups are being offered the chance to apply for grants from a £250,000 fund to support disadvantaged people in Edinburgh.

Organisations can apply for grants of up to £5,000 from the Live Well Edinburgh fund through the Scottish Community Foundation.

The grant-maker has taken over management of the Joseph Thomson Mortification Trust, set up by an Edinburgh saddle maker in 1774 to distribute oats to poor households, and renamed it Live Well Edinburgh.

The original trust became dormant in the 1980s when its trustees struggled to distribute funds through the traditional route of local churches and independent grocers. The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator allowed it to be closed and for its assets to be transferred to the SCF.

The SCF wants to support projects offering food or food education in order to remain faithful to Joseph Thomson's wishes.

For more information, visit www.scottishcf.org/livewell or call the SCF's grants team on 0141 341 4960.

 

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