Community cafes and retailing

Community café self-evaluation programme

Would you like your cafe to be able to demonstrate the difference it’s making to your staff, volunteers, customers and community? Would you like to be involved in developing a range of tools that other cafes can use to evaluate the impact of their work as well? Community Food and Health (Scotland) is looking for six …

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Community cafe learning visits

In October 2016, CFHS held three community café learning visits. An infographic and short report about the visits, and their impact on the participants that took part, are now available. For more details, please contact anne.gibson5@nhs.net

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Booking open for CFHS community café visits

Booking is now open for CFHS’s latest community café learning visits, on 24 March in Edinburgh. The visits are open to anyone involved in or with a community café. The aim of the visits is to bring together café staff, volunteers, board / committee members or support / development workers to learn about how other …

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Community cafe learning visit to Fly Cup Catering – places available

A couple of places are now available for our community cafe learning visit to Fly Cup Catering in Inverurie on Wednesday 19 October. The visit’s open to anyone working in or with a community cafe, or in a group that’s supporting people with learning disabilities and interested in setting up a food and health activity. …

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CFHS community cafe networking event 1 September 2016

We had an enjoyable and interesting day at the Pearce Institute in Glasgow. Around 60 delegates attended and enjoyed workshops and networking and various activities throughout the day.    

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Research – factors affecting the sustainability of community retailing

In 2015 CFHS commissioned research to identify the factors that affect the sustainability of community retailers (food co-ops, fruit and vegetable stalls and barras and community shops). The research was completed in Autumn 2016. A summary of the research findings and recommendations will be available late summer/early autumn 2017.

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Community cafe learning visits

CFHS is planning more community cafe learning visits this year. The visits give community cafe practitioners opportunities to find out about other community cafes, meet others working in, running or supporting community cafes, and share good practice. Details of the first visit will be available soon. For more information about the visits, contact anne.gibson5@nhs.net

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Booking now available for CFHS community cafe networking event September 2016

Community Food and Health (Scotland) is holding another community café networking event on Thursday 1 September, in the Pearce Institute in Glasgow from 11 am to 3.30 pm.  Anyone working in or with a community café – volunteer, staff member, manager, or board / management committee member – is welcome to apply for a place …

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Community cafe networking event, June 2015

What was it? The third Scottish-wide networking event for community café practitioners was held in June 2015. It was planned and run jointly by Community Food and Health (Scotland) or CFHS, Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) and members of Edinburgh Community Café Network (ECCN). The event took place in St Andrew and St George’s Church in …

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Next community cafe learning visit

Booking is now open for places on CFHS’s latest community café learning visit on Friday 18 March. Running from 12 – 2.30 p.m., it includes visit to two cafes: CentrePoint Cafe in Gowkthrapple and NCT Centre in Newmains, both in North Lanarkshire.  Places are available for anyone involved in setting up, running, managing or supporting …

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