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Dignity in Practice- Nourish is recruiting participants!

The Dignity in Practice programme, delivered by Nourish Scotland and the Poverty Truth Commission, begins again this autumn. More details and application forms for this practice development programme for community groups interested in promoting and enhancing dignity in responses to food insecurity are available from the Nourish website.    

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Good Food Nation engagement – Kitchen Table Talks

The Scottish Food Coalition is inviting people from across Scotland to get together for Kitchen Table Talks to discuss the future of food in Scotland. The Scottish Government will soon introduce a ‘Good Food Nation Bill’ and this legislation is a chance for everyone to shape Scotland’s food system. The purpose of the Kitchen Table Talks is …

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Supporting communities programme 2017/18

Supporting Communities is a programme of support for community organisations delivered by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC). The purpose of the programme is to help community organisations to be in a stronger position to achieve their aims and work with others in the community. This year support is offered to ‘community anchor organisations’, which are …

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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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Would you like to host an MSP at your garden?

Working to improve the laws and policies that affect community growing is an important element of the work of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens, who are looking to coordinate visits by MSPs to community gardens over the next few months. This is an opportunity to engage with MSPs and highlight the impact …

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Pilot areas named for new food insecurity project in Scotland

The three areas in which a unique project will pilot new preventative and rights-based approaches to cut the number of people turning to food banks will be announced tonight at an event at the Scottish Parliament. The project – called ‘A Menu for Change: Cash, Rights, Food’ – is a partnership between Oxfam Scotland, Child …

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The Good Kitchen

The Good Kitchen provides funding, business training and mentorship for organisations working to solve food poverty. Applications are now open. Organisations selected for the programme will have to demonstrate social impact, a sustainable business model and a detailed plan for their organisation’s development. More information and details of how to apply at https://good.kitchen/  

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Calling all community cafes …

Positively Scottish, a social enterprise-run online magazine dedicated to telling positive stories about ordinary Scots, would like to promote community cafes on their website. Get in touch with ps@positivelyscottish.scot if you would like to be included.

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New Eat Better Feel Better activity

The Eat Better Feel Better (EBFB) campaign is planning new marketing activity from August onwards. The campaign will be running on TV from 10 August and the EBFB event team will be on the road again from 13-22 August visiting retailers across Scotland. Full information about the activities and resources on offer can be found …

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New CFHS cooking skills group

Would you like to be part of a new CFHS 18-month long cooking skills study group? The group will work together to discuss and critically appraise the approaches they use in their cooking skills courses and carry out thorough evaluation and analyse the results. The group will focus on and compare two popular course activities; …

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