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Community meals procurement opportunity

Community Meals are the subject of a major procurement opportunity. Details available on the public sector contracts website. Partnership for Procurement (P4P) and Senscot are good sources of help if you are interested but unfamiliar with the process.  

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‘It’s not just a wee cooking group’: Community cooking skills courses – train the trainers workshop

This Community Food and Health (Scotland) workshop will be held on Thursday 9 May. 1.30pm – 4pm (lunch 12.30) Stirling Come and hear from three organisations who train people to run community cooking skills courses, on how they have cascaded learning from a CFHS realist evaluation of community cooking skills courses. Share and learn from …

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Community growing fund

The Community Growing Fund is an £80,000 Scottish Government grant scheme to help people grow and learn about food. Community groups, public bodies and third sector organisations can apply for a grant of up to £3,000 to support existing or set up new ‘grow your own’ projects. More information and details of how to apply …

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Food Matters

This new resource from the Care Inspectorate highlights examples of good practice from across the early learning and childcare (ELC) sector in Scotland,  celebrating the many ways in which ECL settings are supporting children to have positive eating experiences and enjoy well-balanced, nutritious food.  This resource complements, and should be used alongside, NHS Health Scotland’s Setting the Table, the nutritional …

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Public Health Scotland and Community Planning events

Public Health Reform, in partnership with the Scottish Community Planning Network, has organised a series of engagement events for community planning partners on the development of Public Health Scotland and support for community planning. The location and dates are summarised below: Dundee -Cairn Centre – Monday 11th March 10am – 1pm Inverness – Mercure Hotel …

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Social prescribing: redefining health and social care

A new CHEX briefing explores the role social prescribing could play in redefining the health and social care model in Scotland. Social prescribing is a method of working with people to identify non-medical, community-based, sources of support for them. This includes things like outdoor activity exercise programmes or social clubs – services often delivered by …

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Job at Scottish Government – Tackling Food Insecurity team

The Tackling Food Insecurity team is recruiting a Senior Policy Officer.  The closing date is 27 March. More information is available on the Scottish Government website

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Social Enterprise: Creating Wellbeing in Communities

This latest in the series of Senscot briefings is now available to download from its website This Briefing aims to demonstrate the existing contribution of social enterprise in improving health and wellbeing through social and community activities. It also outlines the potential for social enterprise to collaborate with public, private and third sector partners to …

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Jobs at Helmsdale and District Development Trust

Helmsdale and District Development Trust has two new part time jobs available. Both posts are funded by the National Lottery Community Fund and are for a fixed term of 2 years. Closing date for applications is noon 15th March, 2019. Head Gardener: part-time 21 hours per week: Salary £23,400 – £25,500 FTE pro rata 21 hours – based …

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Food support worker at Bridgend Farmhouse

Bridgend Farmhouse in Edinburgh is looking for a Food Support Worker to help build a local community through food based activities, making Bridgend Farmhouse a place for people of all ages and backgrounds to come together to enjoy and learn about food, develop new skills and improve their lives. Closing date: Friday 15th March 2019 (12 noon). …

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