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Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grant Programme

This new funding programme, delivered by Foundation Scotland, offers grants of up to £3000 to organisations in Scotland working to address loneliness and isolation in older people. Please note that the deadline for applications is 2 August at 4 pm. More information and details of how to apply on the Foundation Scotland website.  

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Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund

The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund has reopened for applications with refreshed criteria. The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a £1 million Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation. Over £600,000 has been distributed in phase one (February – May 2021). The next phase, commencing 1st July, will support groups to access the remaining funds. …

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Community Capacity and Resilience Fund

The Community Capacity and Resilience Fund from the Scottish Government aims to support local, community-based organisations with small grants of up to £8,000 to deliver activities that help people mitigate the impact of welfare reform. This round of funding has launched with the coronavirus pandemic as a backdrop and applications will therefore need to develop approaches …

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Volunteering Support Fund 2021-2024

The Scottish Government has just launched a new round of funding to help third sector organisations recruit volunteers who may be particularly disadvantaged. The fund is open until the 27th August. More information is available on the Impact Funding Partners website    

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The Broken Plate 2021

The Food Foundation’s report on the state of the nation’s food system finds that healthier foods are three times more expensive (calorie for calorie) compared with less healthier foods. It also finds that children from lower income households are more likely to be obese than those from higher income households. The full Broken Plate report …

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The Case for Local Food

This new report on building better food systems to benefit society and nature, from Sustain and the RSPB, has found that a shift of 10% of retail market share for sustainable, local food businesses could create an additional 200,000 jobs, support a green economic recovery and restore nature. Find out more and download the report on …

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National Food Strategy: the Plan

Following on from the publication of the Part One of the National Food Strategy, a Government-commissioned independent review of the food system, in July 2020, the new report, National Food Strategy: the Plan, contains recommendations to address the major issues facing the food system across England and the UK: climate change, biodiversity loss, land use, …

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Vacancy at Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Community Food Network is currently recruiting for a Natural Environment Officer (Food Growing) to provide additional support for allotments to address waiting lists and support community empowerment requirements. More information and details of how to apply on the myjobscotland website.

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July CFHS (Covid-19 and recovery) e-bulletin

Our latest e-bulletin is now available, with information about community food initiative’s summer programmes, and the latest webinars and reports to help you keep up-to-date with the community food sector. You can read the CFHS e-bulletin here.

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Launch of Glasgow City Food Plan

Glasgow City Food Plan was launched at an online event today.  The ten year Plan has been developed by a team comprising Glasgow Food Policy Partnership, Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Glasgow Community Food Network. Over the last two years, the …

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