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Congratulations to the 5 funded groups who've received £3k each to deliver community composting projects in Glasgow!

The groups were selected via a round of peer-voting and will be delivering projects in our 5 geographic focus areas in Glasgow: North, South, East, West and Central.


St. Paul's Youth Forum, based Blackhill and Provanmill in will be using their money at their new community farm in Blackhill:

We will be setting up an exciting new composting facility at our new community farm in Blackhill, using two Jora JK400 composters to compost the organic waste produced by the farm, whilst also providing a composting facility for our wider organisation, composting food waste produced by our community cafe and kitchen. This composting facility will also be a learning hub, promoting the science and benefits of composting to the wider community working with local volunteers and our local school.



St Angela’s Learning Together in Respect for the Environment (SALTIRE) project is an all-women group of parents/carers from St Angela’s Primary School.

The project aims to:

  • improve green waste composting in their community and introduce food waste composting
  • install a Joraform Compost Tumbler & build 4 pallet compost bays
  • run an educational programme including an adult workshop and a pupil workshop for those leading the project, a whole school assembly for all pupils & staff and a community workshop & information stand at our community celebration event.

All compost created will be used to nourish the soil in the community and school food growing projects.

The group have said, "We are excited about starting our community composting journey. This funding provides us with the opportunity to get our full school community involved in food composting. The compost we produce will nourish our allotment beds and help us grow food, bringing everything around full circle. Thank you GCFN!"



Alexandra Park Food Forest will build a new composting area to demonstrate different methods and help people in the East End of Glasgow learn about the benefits of composting. Alongside volunteer days to build the compost area, they will run workshops that explain composting processes and give people the skills to build their own compost bins or wormeries. On-site, composting will improve soil health in the Food Forest and in the new Kitchen Garden so they can produce more free food for locals.

Alexandra Food Forest


Heart of Scotstoun will deliver their Community Compost Cycle Initiative which aims to reduce food waste by setting up a composting facility at our community cafe, using Traditional Pallet Bays and Hot Composting. They will process diverse food waste, avoiding landfill use. The project includes training for community members on sustainable practices, promoting environmental stewardship and supporting Glasgow's green goals.

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Based in the very centre of the city, Friends of Garnethill Green Spaces (FROGGS) will use the peer budgeting to:

  • remodel their composting system
  • demonstrate different composting methods including hot composting
  • provide signage and interpretation
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Composting for the Future is a campaign exploring possibilities for composting across Glasgow and is part of our Food and Climate Action project, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.