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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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Cooking equipment for sale

Fun Food Scotland is in the process of closing the company and as a result selling its equipment that was used to deliver cooking workshops in schools. The kit is equipped to deliver demonstrations to 30 pupils and hands on cooking workshops for 12 adults and 6 children. There is a long list of equipment …

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Non-executive board member vacancies at NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland is looking for four new members to join its Board. As a non-executive member of the Board, you will be expected to play a central role in guiding the strategies which will have a lasting impact on tackling health inequalities and improving the health of the population of Scotland. Full information and …

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Work opportunities

Plunkett Foundation are recruiting advisers  to advise and support groups creating and running community enterprises in rural and urban areas. They are looking for people who understand and can advise on a range of business areas, community engagement and community development, or retailing and merchandising.  The closing date to apply is 5pm on Tuesday 14 …

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