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Covid-19 and the next big step towards recovery

The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in the UK and the NHS in Scotland has started administering the vaccine to priority groups. The aim is for every adult in Scotland to be offered the vaccine and this will take place as soon as the supplies of vaccine are available and in order of priority groups. The …

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Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow)

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership has made funding available to local organisations, to enable them to support people who may be isolated over the winter months.  The fund is available to organisations currently supporting the residents of Glasgow City. Priority will be given to organisations working with individuals most at risk of social isolation …

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#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus.

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Updates to National Lottery Community Funding in Scotland

”Our funds will mainly continue to operate as before. But we have made some changes to help make sure our funds better support people and communities through COVID-19. These changes focus on broadening the type of work we can fund, but also mean funding is available for shorter periods and applications will be assessed quickly.’ …

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Aberdeenshire Council Community Food Fund

The council has made funds available to support local community or resilience groups tackling food security in Aberdeenshire communities as a result of the coronavirus  (COVID-19) pandemic. Up to £2000 is available. More information and details of how to apply on the Aberdeenshire Council website.

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Webinar: Community development and Covid-19

Last week SCDC, CDAS, SCDN and Public Health Scotland brought together more than 70 people to share key information from a range of guidance around community organisations assessing risk and re-opening without further transmission of the Covid-19 virus. The event aimed to support those managing and delivering community learning and development support – and will …

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Community responses to Covid-19

This short survey aims to understand how community groups, third sector organisations and public bodies are delivering a co-ordinated response to the covid-19 pandemic. SCDC is working with The Red Cross, Ready Scotland and other public sector resilience and third sector networks to understand and support co-ordinated approaches between public third and community sector organisations. …

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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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