A NEW project aiming to transform Glasgow’s food system and reduce its impact on the climate crisis is receiving £629,582 of National Lottery funding.

The cash from The National Lottery Community Fund goes to Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN), who from today will work alongside local people across the city to co-create a food system that is fair, healthy, sustainable and kinder to the environment.

A Low Carbon Sustainable Food City for All will be led by GCFN in partnership with Urban Roots, Glasgow Eco Trust, The Space, St Paul’s Youth Forum and Central and West Integration Network. Building on the aims of the new Glasgow City Food Plan, the project will improve food education, establish a local green assembly, increase the amount of land being used for urban agriculture and mobilise young people to become climate leaders.

Community groups will also be able to pitch for micro-funding to get good food projects under way and new jobs will be created encouraging Community Activators to inspire change in their communities.

The lead architect of the project is the chair of GCFN, Abi Mordin.