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Vacancy at Healthy Valleys

Healthy Valleys in Lanark is currently recruiting for a Project Worker – Resilient Families. This position will support families with children aged 0-2 years; providing intensive one to one support and delivering the 8-week ‘Little n Lively’ programme across North and South Lanarkshire. The Little n Lively programme contains a variety of activities aimed to …

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#ShiftThePower Scotland Comic Relief Fund

#ShiftThePower supports organisations with passionate people to make meaningful change in their communities. In 2022, the fund will be open to grassroots organisations and charities with an income of £250,000 or less whose work fits one of two strategic themes: Children Survive and Thrive – Supporting children to survive and thrive during the first years of life …

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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants is open for applications and will provide grants of up to £1500 to support projects focused on supporting children and families, and food issues – including community food growing. More information about the fund is available on the Greenspace Scotland website.

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Children’s Healthier Eating Toolkit

This toolkit contains ten different activities to support families to make positive changes to their diet and can be used in a variety of settings. The toolkit is available to download here.

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Winter Support Small Grant Fund

This Scottish Government fund has reopened for applications, with a closing date of 2 February. The Corra Foundation is encouraging applications as soon as possible, as it may close earlier than this if a high number of applications are received. More information on the Corra Foundation website.

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Climate Action Hubs

The Scottish Government has supported the development of two Climate Action hubs; one run by Thurso Community Development Trust and covering activities in the North Highlands and Islands, and the other run by Aberdeen Climate Action, covering Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The aim of the hubs is to embed community-led climate action throughout these regions. The North Highlands …

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New healthy eating resource for BSL users

The Eatwell Guide is now available on the NHS Inform website as a series of eight videos featuring the different food groups and recommendations on how to maintain a healthy, balanced and nutritious diet. There are also Keeping Active guidelines, which comprise four videos with advice for all ages on how to keep healthy physical activity activities.

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Community food networks near you

The CFHS programme has been working with the Scottish Government Diet and Healthy Weight team and community food networks to map strategic and practical support for community food activities across Scotland. The mapping snapshot is almost complete and we will update sections of our website with this information over the coming weeks. Meanwhile, we found …

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Vouchers for cooking groups

Quality Meat Scotland are offering community cooking groups in Scotland a £50 voucher in order to buy quality red meat to use as part of cooking classes. You can apply for a voucher here.

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Best Start Foods update

The Scottish Best Start foods programme is extending eligibility to British children aged under three whose parent or guardian meets the financial eligibility criteria but does not have a qualifying benefit due to having no access to public funds. More information is available on the MyGov website.

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