A growing number of people are
overweight with many now morbidly obese; this is often as a result
of poor diet linked to being disadvantaged both socially and
economically. There is great concern amongst health professionals,
educators and politicians about the severe health problems caused
by obesity, diabetes, hypertension and heart problems. To
change bad eating habits, we need to remove barriers to healthy
eating, to ensure the affordability of healthy food, to encourage
the development of positive attitudes to sensible eating, to
improve food selection and to develop skills in food preparation
The Incorporation of
Bakers maintains a programme of grants of up to £1000 to
charities and other bodies providing help for those with poor or
inadequate diets within the Glasgow postal area.
Applications are invited for grants
of up to £1,000 from charities or voluntary groups within the G
postcode areas engaged in improving the quality of life and health
of people who are socially disadvantaged by their lifestyles,
income and health.
We wish to tackle barriers to
healthy eating such as affordability of food or the availability of
healthy foods through the development of positive attitudes to
sensible eating, and the improvement of food selection and food
preparation, including baking.
Funding is available for items of
equipment needed for food preparation, and the day to day running
costs of food preparation courses. We expect our grant to provide
benefits by making a difference to people's lives, particularly by
improving their health and well-being through healthy eating and
Application forms may be obtained
by contacting Miss Katrina Tilston at the Trades House of Glasgow
Administration Centre by telephone: 0141 553 1605, or by email .