On 17 May Environment Minister Stewart Stevenson announced a package of £600,000 to encourage the development of community growing and to support ‘grow your own’ projects. About £177,000 is to be shared between FCFG, Trellis and Greenspace Scotland for specific support projects.
The remaining money has been allocated to the Central Scotland Green Network Development Fund. This is to be distributed to community growing projects over the next three years. If you want to know whether your project could benefit from this money start by looking at the CSGNDF web site at http://www.centralscotlandgreennetwork.org/Funding/funding.html. Scroll down the page. Do not be put off by the statement at the top which claims that applications closed at the start of March. In fact lower down you will find that there is a new round of applications currently in progress.