The Scottish Government’s new £250,000 food-to-go grant programme is now live.
The programme aims to support and encourage the capacity of independent convenience store retailers in Scotland to innovate and respond to changing customer demands through the development of a food-to-go offering.
Grants will be awarded for the installation of a new food-to-go station on a 50% match-funding basis, capped at £7,500. SGF will administer the grant programme, with applications to be received no later than April 30, 2018.
Pete Cheema, Chief Executive of Scottish Grocers Federation urged retailers to get involved.
“This grant programme will ensure that retailers can respond to the changing needs and expectations of customers by providing a high-quality food-to-go offering with a strong focus on healthy eating options,” he said.
“These new food-to-go stations will help retailers remain competitive, increase footfall and generate a new income stream.”
Further details about the grant programme and how to apply are available on the SGF website.