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Vacancy at Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food is currently recruiting for a new Chief Executive. More information and details of how to apply on Goodmoves.

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All you need to know about public health reform

Our colleagues at CHEX have produced a new briefing, Public Knowledge: an introduction to public health reform and the role of community-led health. The briefing sets out the basics of public health and public health reform, noting that the process so far has put a strong emphasis on community and community-led approaches, and seeks to …

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Edinburgh award

Edinburgh has been awarded bronze status by the Sustainable Food Cities Network at their annual conference in Newcastle. Further information available on the Edible Edinburgh website  

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In food bank Britain, how can Scotland best run holiday clubs?

“…. And it was the first time he’d ever seen the sea…” This is what I remember from the University’s evaluation of holiday clubs I once ran. I’ve long forgotten the academic’s impressive statistics – her pages of scientific proof of the equitable benefits of those holiday clubs – it is just this anecdote that …

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Vacancy at Meal Makers

Meal Makers is currently recruiting for a full-time administrator position, based in Glasgow. More information on the Food Train website.

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Food mapping research – Urban Roots

If your organisation provides free or subsidised food to households experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, food insecurity, Urban Roots would love to hear from you. Urban Roots have been asked to carry out this research on behalf of the Scottish Government. The data collected will be used to better support organisations by gathering up …

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Eat Well Age Well Evaluation – invitation to tender

The Eat Well Age Well project, which focuses on preventing, detecting and treating malnutrition and dehydration in older adults living at home in Scotland, is  currently seeking expressions of interest in the evaluation of this Eat Well Age Well initiative. More information about the brief and how to submit an expression of interest can be …

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Public Health Scotland consultation – have your say

The Scottish Government has now issued the formal public consultation on the statutory establishment of Public Health Scotland, to be open to responses over the next 6 weeks. This consultation is a key formal step in setting up Public Health Scotland.  The questions in the consultation cover a variety of issues surrounding the legislation that …

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Investing in Communities Fund – deadline for applications 14 June

The Investing in Communities Fund is a new communities fund to tackle disadvantage, poverty and inequality that encourages community-led development, design and delivery of sustainable local solutions addressing local issues, circumstances and aspirations across a broad range of community led activity. Grants of up to £250,000 are available over three years. You can find more …

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Scottish Social Growth Fund

Delivered by Social Impact Scotland, the Social Growth Fund will benefit community initiatives, including schemes to create employment and protect the environment. The money will enable social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups to deliver community projects while contributing to the wider economy. Organisations will be able to access affordable and flexible loans of between £100,000 …

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