Families Hate Waste

Edinburgh Community Food have secured a share of almost £10 million made available through the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund. The Climate Challenge Fund is £9.97 million in 2017/18 and is a combination of £9.09 million from the Scottish Government and £0.88 million from the European Regional Development Fund.

The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grant programme that is managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful.

Edinburgh Community Food has been awarded a Climate Challenge Fund grant totalling £33,188 which also includes a contribution of £12,387.20 from the European Regional Development Fund.

The main objectives and expected outcomes are:

  • reduce our community's emissions of CO2e by 27 tCO2e per year through reducing food waste going to landfill by 10%.
  • increase the number of meals participants cook from scratch using fresh produce rather than frozen, convenience or take away meals by 40% particularly through sourcing buying and using local produce.
  • there will be an increase in climate literacy among the programme participants as they understand more about the earth's climate, their and other peoples effect on it and how to make informed and responsible decisions with regard to actions that may affect climate.