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ROSEANNA URGES LOCAL PROJECTS TO APPLY FOR NEW FOOD & DRINK FUND

Ms Roseanna Cunningham MSP has urged local food and drink projects to apply for a Scottish Government fund designed to drive projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink. 

The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership aims to help the sector with its recovery from COVID and prepare for Brexit, supported by £5 million from Scottish Government for 2020/21. An additional £50 million will be provided over 2021/22. 

Since 2018 the fund has awarded over £350,000 to 79 creative, innovative and collaborative projects across the regions of Scotland, including in Perthshire South & Kinross-shire.

Grants of up to £5,000 are available to applicants, and the deadline to apply is 15th March 2021. 

Roseanna said: 

“Scotland has some of the best food and drink in the world and here in Perthshire South & Kinross-shire we are at the very heart of that story.

“Our world-class food and drink sector has faced an extremely challenging year, so this funding - which will contribute to its recovery from Covid-19 - comes at an important time.

“Between Brexit and the pandemic there are very few food and drink businesses which haven’t been seriously affected - but it’s vital our food and drink industry keeps growing and bringing benefits to Scotland and to Perthshire South & Kinross-shire. 

“This money could play an important role in promoting food and drink in local communities and delivering benefits to Scotland’s local food and drink sector over the long term.

“The deadline for applications is on the 15th March and I would encourage any interested local groups and businesses to get their application in.”

 

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