Soil Association and Food For Life funding: FOI release

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Information requested

  1. How much funding has been given to soil association and food for life in this year and the past 3 years?
  2. Will the funding be given to them next year?
  3. A list of what councils are part of the scheme.


1. For this financial year and the past 3 financial years, the Scottish Government has provided the Soil Association a total of £1,770,000 in funding for the Food for Life programme. A breakdown of funding for the relevant financial years is as follows:

Financial Year Amount
2020/21 £400,000
2021/22 £400,000
2022/23 £480,000
2023/24 £490,000
Total £1,770,000

2. No decisions on future years funding have yet been taken

3. A list of councils participating in the Food for Life programme is publicly available on the Soil Association website and can be accessed via the following link:

Our award holders | Food For Life Served Here (

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