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CFI Programme 2013-2015


Based on the success of Demonstration Programme safefood have committed funding for another Community Food Initiative Programme 2013-15. A similar approach will be taken to the Demonstration Programme but with a focus on families and young people. Healthy Food for All will manage the programme over the 3 year period.


The vision of the new Programme is to foster positive changes in the health and nutrition of families and young people. It aims to promote greater access and availability of healthy food in low income areas through a programme of local projects using a community development approach.  Each project has been awarded funding to a maximum of £35,000/ €45,000


  • To fund 10 community-based food projects across the island of Ireland, over a 3-year period
  • To provide technical support, collective training and facilitate networking between the CFIs
  • To encourage projects to consider long term sustainability from the beginning of the Programme by, for example, focusing on the development of an effective volunteer programme and on developing links with other local organisations
  • To promote shared learning amongst CFIs on the island of Ireland by linking the funded projects with the seven Demonstration Programme (2010-12) projects and other CFIs through a dedicated engagement programme
  • To identify policy and best practice lessons from the programme and to increase awareness of these among key stakeholders across the island of Ireland.


  • Windsor Women’s Centre – Food for Thought (Belfast)
  • Cloughmills Community Action Team – Incredible Edible Cloughmills (Antrim)
  • Gortin Community Seasonal Eating (Tyrone)
  • Fettercairn Community & Youth Centre – Growing Community Roots (Dublin)
  • Blanchardstown Area Partnership – Blanchardstown Good Food Co-Operative (Dublin)
  • Doras Bui Parents Alone Resource Centre – Grow it; Cook it; Eat it (Dublin)
  • Fatima Groups United – Fatima Food Project (Dublin)
  • Dunmanway Family Resource Centre: Grow it; Cook it; Eat it – Growing Together (Cork)
  • Ballybeg Community Development Project – Family Growing Project (Waterford)
  • Mayo North East LEADER – Ballina Eat Wise Project (Mayo)

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