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Glasgow Communities Fund

Phase 2 of the Glasgow Communities Fund, which aims to tackle poverty and inequality by building skills, capacity and resilience and supporting activities that empower communities, opens on Monday 8 August. Glasgow City Council has organised weekly online workshops to support those applying to the fund, and GCVS is also running a series of tailored …

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Vacancy at Whale Arts Agency

Whale Arts in Edinburgh are currently recruiting for a Community Chef, 21 hrs per week, 12 months fixed term contract. The Community Chef will be responsible for cooking the community cafe menu and the weekly community meal. More information and details of how to apply on the Whale Arts website.

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A new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Scottish Government has published a consultation document on what a new Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy for Scotland should look like. You can access the consultation on the Scottish Government website.

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Vacancy at Obesity Action Scotland

Obesity Action Scotland is currently recruiting for a full-time National Co-ordinator (Diet and Healthy Weight Early Adopters) based in Glasgow, fixed term to 31 March 2023. More information is available on s1jobs.

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Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund is now accepting applications to its Climate Action Fund from community projects that focus on the link between nature and climate. Up to £1.5 million over 2-5 years is available. More information is available on the National Lottery Community Fund website, including details of virtual events being held over the …

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Community, Capacity and Resilience fund 2022

Managed by SCVO, this Scottish Government fund provides up to £8,000 a year for 2 years, for community-based voluntary organisations to pilot projects that increase capacity to deliver core services tackling poverty and social inequality. Closing date 26 August 2022. More information, details of eligibility and how to apply on the SCVO website.

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FSS recruiting new Board members

Food Standards Scotland are recruiting new Board members and are looking for applications from the widest possible range of people so that collectively, the Board will have the breadth and depth of skills and experience it requires. The closing date for applications is 1st August 2022. More information is available here. 

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Good Food Nation

The Scottish parliament  has passed the final phase of the Good Food Nation Bill. The Scottish Government, local authorities and health boards will be required to develop Good Food Nation plans. A Commission will be set up to scrutinise progress. You can read news about the Good Food Nation Bill on the Scottish Government website

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June CFHS e-bulletin

Our June e-bulletin covers food strategies from different part of the UK, consultations, webinars and funding.  Plus links to research reports on subsidising fruit and veg, food safety and food aid and the Weight of the Nation. You can access the June CFHS e-bulletin here.  

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CFHS May e-bulletin

Our May e-bulletin features a blog post from the Rowett institute – discussing how community food  organisations managed to support families during the lockdowns. Also covered are how community food organisations are supporting Ukrainians arriving into Scotland, reports and plans covering Good Food Nation, obesity and food insecurity, as well as events, funding and consultations. …

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