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PHINS webinar series

10 am 3rd September 10 am 17th September 10 am 1st October GCPH and Public Health Scotland, as part of the ScotPHO collaboration, 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. Each free webinar will last an hour, with …

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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. If you or anyone you know has a story to share, complete the online survey to be entered into a prize draw for a £50 shopping voucher. You …

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Online training from Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food (ECF) is running a free online training course throughout August and September. The REHIS accredited ‘Eating well for older people’ course is suitable for older people and for those working with them. Find out more on the ECF website.  

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Shifting the Balance of Community Power

This new project, a partnership between NLGN, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Carnegie UK Trust, and Power to Change, 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 …

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#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

This Fund will help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus. Grants of up to £10,000 are available to charities and voluntary organisations with an income of less than £250,000. More information and details of how to apply on the Corra Foundation website.  

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Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund from Foundation Scotland is now open for its second phase of funding, focussing on Recovery. Grants from £1000 to £5000 are available for charities and constituted community groups that have been impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic. More information and details of how to apply on the Foundation Scotland website.

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Getting in on the act online

Our colleagues at CHEX are running a participative online workshop on the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act for community-led health organisations and the wider community sector across Scotland. The workshop will take place using Zoom on Wednesday 9th September 2020 at 10am-12am with some time at the end for questions and discussion for anyone who wants …

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UK Government’s ‘Tackling Obesity’ policy and National Food Strategy

On 27 July the UK Government launched its new strategy to help adults and children live healthier lives by tackling obesity.  While many provisions relate only to England there are others which are UK wide. Headlines include intentions to: Ban TV and (consult on banning online) adverts for foods high in fat, sugar and salt …

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Vacancy at Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food is currently recruiting for a Community Food and Health Development Worker. More information and details of how to apply on the Goodmoves website.

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