Community Food

News, support and resources for food-related social enterprises.

The Community Food Social Enterprise Network (SEN) was set up after a series of training events sponsored by Community Food and Health Scotland and a Roundtable event which suggested there was a growing interest in social enterprise in the community food sector. In March 2011, an initial meeting at Gorgie Farm confirmed there was an appetite for a Community Food SEN to get off the ground.

With over 50 members, the Community Food SEN welcomes any social enterprises (& aspiring social enterprises) active in this area to join the Network. This includes growers, community cafes, food cooperatives, cookery classes, providers of emergency food aid, bakeries and anyone involved in the wide range of related activities. See list of current members below.

The Community Food SEN is supported by Mary Sinclair and the Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable.

The SEHW Roundtable includes individuals strategically placed to help develop and support the health & wellbeing social enterprise sector, particularly around Food Poverty, Self-Directed Support and Health & Social Care Integration. See dedicated SEHW Roundtable page.

A monthly Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Newsletter is available for Community Food SEN members and Regional Joint Thematic Events are available for Community Food SEN members to attend.

To join the Community Food SEN or find out more contact Mary Sinclair or on 07525 864 333. You can also check out the Community Food SEN resource page.


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Mary Sinclair

Join the Community Food SEN

To join the Community Food SEN or to find out more contact Mary Sinclair  or call 07525 864 333.

The Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable gathers together strategically placed individuals committed to maximising the benefits that a social enterprise approach can bring to delivering public health in Scotland. It does so through:

  • Increasing awareness of social enterprise and how it impacts on health
  • Improving links between public health agencies and social enterprises
  • Promoting opportunities for social enterprises to deliver public health contracts and other services directed at improving the health and wellbeing of the public.
The Roundtable supports the activities of the Health and Community Food SENs in helping overcome barriers faced by social enterprises delivering public health benefits, and evidencing the added value they can bring to Scotland’s communities. Thematic Priority Issues for the Roundtable currently include:
  • Health & Social Care Integration
  • Self-Directed Support
  • Food Poverty
Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Final Position Paper

Social Enterprise Health & Wellbeing Roundtable Members