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Vacancies at Cyrenians

Cyrenians are currently recruiting for part-time cafe assistants to be based in a new social enterprise in Arnotdale House in Falkirk. More information and details of how to apply on the Cyrenians website.

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A Fairer, Greener Scotland

The Scottish Government recently published its Programme for Government 2021-2022, which includes plans that will be of interest to the community food sector. ‘Land of opportunity’ plans to take steps to end the need for food banks in Scotland as a primary response; plans to roll out Food For Life across more primary schools and …

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Out of Home Action Plan

The Scottish Government recently published the Out of Home Action Plan, which will involve developing a voluntary framework for food outlets, to be undertaken by Food Standards Scotland and colleagues in the Diet and Healthy Weight team at PHS. It also has proposals for mandatory calorie labelling. More information about the framework can be found …

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Supporting new ideas in rural communities

Not-for-profit community groups in rural areas can apply for funding of up to £50,000 to trial new and innovative ways to address local challenges and benefit from local opportunities. The Rural Communities ‘Ideas into Action’ Fund is supported by £1.5 million of Scottish Government funding and will be delivered in partnership with Inspiring Scotland. More …

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Growing Food Together

Projects from across Scotland can apply for part of this £100,000 Central Scotland Green Network (CSGN) fund that aims to foster community engagement in growing and learning about food and promote healthy eating and outdoor exercise. More information and an application form can be found on the CSGN website

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Together for our Planet

This new funding from the National Lottery Community Fund offers £1000 to £10,000 to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. This could be around food, or the environment, or waste reduction, among others. More information and details of how to apply on the National Lottery Community Fund website.

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Supporting Communities Safely – updated

Read the latest Covid-19 guidance for communities. Supporting Communities Safely features the latest information and guidance for community organisations adapting to life with Covid-19. This advice has been produced by Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC) and Public Health Scotland. It’s based on the most up to date Scottish Government guidance and best available knowledge about …

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We’ve moved!

We are delighted to say that CFHS are now part of the Diet, Physical Activity and Healthy Weight team at Public Health Scotland (PHS). Sitting within the Place and Wellbeing Directorate at PHS, the team work strategically across the areas of diet, physical activity and healthy weight which, collectively, contribute to Public Health Priority 6 …

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Tesco Community Grants

Tesco Community Grants is always open for applications from charities and community organisations to bid for up to £1,500. Projects are voted on by Tesco customers in stores across the UK, with projects changing every three months. It is currently looking for applications from charities and community groups who deliver projects that help to tackle …

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Health in a Changing City

This new report from Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) reveals widening health inequalities across Glasgow and the early impacts of Covid-19. The report is available on the GCPH website.

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