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Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk

Two new reports are now available to download from the Scottish Government website: Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk – qualitative research Findings from interviews with representatives of 16 local authorities across Scotland, exploring how they have been supporting people at higher risk during Covid-19. Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk – survey …

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Use of shopping vouchers by food banks

A new briefing from the Independent Food Aid Network examines the learning from the use of food vouchers instead of or alongside food provision during lockdown. Its Cash First Project in Scotland involves co-developing practical tools and resources to improve access to cash-based options for those experiencing food insecurity, as well as working collaboratively with …

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Ready Scotland

The Scottish Government’s recently refreshed Ready Scotland website provides a range of information for anyone looking for support during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as advice on preparing for winter weather. It also provides guidance for those who wish to help out those around them, whether on an individual basis or through volunteering with local …

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UK reports on Covid-19 responses

Carnegie UK Trust has produced this new report, Pooling Together: How Community Hubs have responded to the COVID-19 Emergency, featuring case studies from hubs throughout the UK, available on the Carnegie website. Sustain’s report, Community Food Retail and Food Poverty: examples of different models and guidelines for developing projects, looks at community food projects throughout the UK and how they …

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Postcode Recovery Fund

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Postcode Recovery Fund will offer a total award fund of £3,000,000 for charitable organisations to deliver projects within Great Britain in 2021-2023. Charities can apply …

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Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife

Two new reports are now available that look at Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife, looking back and moving forward. Fife Food Champions are people who have been identified and supported by Fife Community Food Project and have demonstrated the ability and commitment to promote and deliver positive food messages to their …

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#CommunityFoodNearMe – Gracemount Community Garden

In this bumper version of the #CommunityFoodNearMe social media posts that we have been sharing this week, we have a wee slideshow of colleague Jacqui’s visit to Gracemount Community Garden, where she took a few pictures and got chatting to the volunteers. #CommunityFoodNearMe

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New reports from Public Health Scotland

Two new reports from Public Health Scotland should be of interest to Scotland’s community food initiatives. The COVID-19 Shielding Programme (Scotland) Impact and Experience Survey presents the findings of this online survey, which ran between 1 and 14 June 2020, was open to individuals who had received a letter from Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer advising them …

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Covid-19 funding and beyond

A new charity fundraising hub has recently been launched. The hub includes easy-to-use tools and guidance, as well as checklists for grant applications. A series of webinars will also be streamed over the coming weeks. More information on the Ecclesiastical website.

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Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme is a £25m Scottish Government funded programme aiming to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations that are supporting people and communities through the shift from lockdown to recovery. The Programme has two strands: Adapt and Thrive, which offers tailored, specialist advice, as well as grants and …

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