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People’s Health Fund – Active Communities Funding

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their communities even better places to live are now invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality. Active Communities is a funding programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations, with an income of less than £350,000 a year or an average of £350,000 …

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Capacity building fund 2016/17 – feedback from funding recipients

About the Capacity Building Fund Community Food and Health (Scotland) launched the Capacity Building Fund in 2015. The purpose of the Fund was to provide small amounts of funding (up to £500) for learning or training opportunities for staff, volunteers or management committee/board member involved in groups running community food and health activities.  The aim of …

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Stalled spaces programme

Applications invited for Glasgow City Council’s Stalled Spaces Programme, 2018-19. Community groups or local organisations across Glasgow are encouraged to apply for innovative projects aimed at improving and activating stalled sites or underused open spaces in the city. Closing date for applications is Monday, March 26th 2018. Funding is available from a minimum £1,000 to …

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Funding for community health walks

With support from Transport Scotland, Paths for All has recently launched its community health walk funding, accepting applications of up to £5,000 from projects that can demonstrate that they will increase the number of people in their community walking. More information at  

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Capacity Building Fund – extended closing date

We have some funding remaining in our Capacity Building Fund. The closing date for applying has been extended to Friday  26 January.  If you want to apply, please read the Fund’s guidance notes before doing so. These, and the online application form can found in our Funding section. For more information, contact Anne

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CFHS development funding awarded to 42 community initiatives

Forty-two voluntary and community groups have this week been allocated funding by CFHS to promote and deliver healthy eating initiatives. Food and diet play a major role in health and wellbeing, but not everyone can access good food.  People on low incomes and those living in poorer areas have less opportunity to eat a healthy diet …

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Improvement Fund

Some community food initiatives may be interested in the second year of the £200,000 Improvement Fund run by Healthcare Improvement Scotland’s Improvement Hub. Applications, from £5,000 to £75,000, will be accepted from 1 September. Further information

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Comic Relief launch new Active Ageing Grants Programme

The new Active Ageing: Creating Change in Communities initiative is providing £1.5 million of funding in order to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities. Registered and un-registered community based organisations and partnerships …

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GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) IMPACT Awards 2018 Open to Applications

The IMPACT Awards are an annual scheme, funded by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) as part of the company’s commitment to promoting community health and wellbeing. The Awards are organised and managed in partnership with the King’s Fund, a leading independent health charity working to improve health and social care. The Awards recognise and reward small to medium-sized …

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New £1.6 million National Lottery project to tackle food poverty

People in communities across the UK will be given support to tackle food poverty, under a new four-year programme supported with more than £1.6 million of National Lottery funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The Food Power initiative will help grass-roots experts in 32 areas develop ideas and work with like-minded groups elsewhere in the …

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