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New reports from Public Health Scotland

Two new reports from Public Health Scotland should be of interest to Scotland’s community food initiatives. The COVID-19 Shielding Programme (Scotland) Impact and Experience Survey presents the findings of this online survey, which ran between 1 and 14 June 2020, was open to individuals who had received a letter from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer advising them …

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#CommunityFoodNearMe

During the height of restrictions and now as we live with ongoing risk of Covid-19, the places we can walk or cycle to have become more important to us.  Community support around food played, and will continue to play, a vital role. So whether an initiative continued to do what they normally do, changed and …

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How have NHS teams supported community food work during the pandemic?

Many Community Food Initiatives work closely with local NHS dietitians or nutritionists. The Scottish Public Health Nutrition Group (SPHNG) brings these NHS public health nutrition representatives together and has produced a short snapshot of how they worked with communities during the lock-down and how they put their own activities (such as community cooking) online. The …

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PHINS webinar series

GCPH and Public Health Scotland are hosting three separate, but linked, online webinars, which focus on the impact of, the context to, and the emergence from, the COVID-19 pandemic. 10am 3rd Sept, 17th Sept and 1st Oct.

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Fruit and veg stories survey – respondents needed

Peas Please is looking for stories from people about their experiences of accessing fruit and veg, especially those who have had difficulties in accessing enough during Covid. Contributors will be entered into a prize draw for a £50 shopping voucher

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Shifting the Balance of Community Power

This new project aims to capture and share the good practices that have emerged during the Covid-19 pandemic, and find ways to embed and build on them. If you work for a local authority, public service, community group or simply have a story to share, they would be interested to hear from you.

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#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus.

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Access to food in emergencies: learning from Covid-19

This report from the British Red Cross explores food insecurity during the coronavirus pandemic in the UK, as well as the policy, practice and guidance seeking to address it. Access to food in emergencies draws from a collection of national-level polling, interviews and evaluations from British Red Cross services during Covid-19.  

Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund is now open for its second phase, focussing on Recovery. Grants from £1000 to £5000 are available for charities and constituted community groups that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Charity Survival Fund

This £10m Fund from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost income in the current financial year due to the Covid-19 crisis. More information and details of how to apply on the Trust website.

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