Scottish producers encouraged to benefit from funding project

Businesses and projects celebrating locally produced food and drink are being encouraged to apply for a share of £100,000 of funding.

Grants of up to £5,000 from the Connect Local Regional Food Fund are available to support collaborative food and drink projects during their early stages.

Rural Economy Secretary, Fergus Ewing, commented: “This fund has already played an important role in promoting and encouraging great local food initiatives. I am delighted a further £100,000 is now available to new collaborative businesses and projects to help promote Scotland’s world-leading food and drink sector.

“Not only do these grants help local food initiatives and local economies grow, they also promote the importance of locally produced food and drink and the environmental benefits of sourcing produce close to home.”

Applications for the new round of funding close on December 8, 2019.

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