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Edinburgh Community Food Cash First Toolkit

Following on from its Menu for All launch event on 6 October 2023, Edinburgh Community Food has published its finalised Cash First Toolkit. The Toolkit is designed for community food organisations, their staff and volunteers and related organisations, to support community members in need. It aims is to boost knowledge, confidence and skills around cash …

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What can community food initiatives do to support cash first approaches to food insecurity?

Published online today, this briefing paper will provide clarity on, raise awareness of, and support use of cash first approaches as the primary response to tackling food insecurity. This will include examples and clarity on how community food initiatives are currently supporting this, ideas on how to join with others locally to further support cash …

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CFHS e-bulletin January 2024

Our latest e-bulletin contains news about building a community food network in Dumfries and Galloway, and the Good Food Nation plan consultation,  as well as other news about diet and nutrition and research and policy, as well as reports, latest events and funding. You can access the e-bulletin here.

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Navigating the asylum maze

The Dignity in Practice Network is planning Food For All workshops that are tailor-made for staff and volunteers engaged in community food services. These will provide an opportunity for you and your team to come together with people with lived experience of the asylum system in a safe space, to reflect and learn from each …

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Forth Environment Link Climate Hub

The FEL Climate Hub, funded by Scottish Government, is offering seed grants of between £250 and £1,500 to community organisations in Forth Valley whose projects are focused on tackling climate change. Closing date 10 February 2024. More information and details of how to apply on the FEL Climate Hub website.

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Naturesave Trust funding

The latest round of funding (closes 29 February) from the Naturesave Trust is targeted towards organisations, individuals, communities, and charities (not schools) working to reduce food waste and food insecurity. Projects may include food banks, sustainable food initiatives, farming practices, fair trade, or health and nutrition. More information and details of how to apply on …

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Funding awarded to address poverty

The Scottish Government recently announced funding awarded from its Cash-First Fund and the Child Poverty Practice Accelerator Fund. Eight partnerships across Scotland have been funded to support their cash first activities and nine organisations were funded to explore promising approaches or redesign services to maximise their impact on child poverty. More information about the funding …

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Good Food Nation plan consultation

This Scottish Government consultation on the Good Food Nation Plan covers the content of the first national Good Food Nation Plan and asks your views on the Good Food Nation Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. The Good Food Nation Plan sets out the following; …

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Building a community food network

Propagate was one of three projects awarded funding from us last year, to support collaborative working and which Propagate used to expand the reach of the Dumfries and Galloway Community Food Network. The Network successfully reached a wider range of community food initiatives across this rural area; raised awareness of cash first approaches to tacking …

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Growing Food in Small Spaces course January 2024

This online course delivered by Abi Mordin from Propagate via the Permaculture Association will teach how to turn small spaces into highly abundant food gardens. Opening on 23 January 2024, the course comprises four live sessions as well as videos, quizzes and a 40 page workbook. Cost £135. More information on the Permaculture Association website.

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