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Scotland Loves Local Fund

Details on the new Scottish Government £1 million fund to support ‘small scale improvements that will help motivate people to shop, eat and relax within their community whilst ensuring public health safety’ are available on Scotland’s Towns Partnership website

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New reports from Public Health Scotland

Two recent outputs from colleagues in Public Health Scotland should be of interest. In collaboration with the Scottish Government, international literature has been reviewed to identify potential impacts of COVID-19 outbreak control measures on diet, weight and physical activity. You can download the report from the Public Health Scotland website. You may also be interested in …

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Co-op Food Fund

The new Co-op Food Fund aims to support organisations or projects that provide access to food and sustainable solutions to food poverty in Scotland. Grants between £1,000 and £5,000 are available. More information on the Foundation Scotland website.

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Sustainable Food Places development grants

Sustainable Food Places programme has just launched an application round for a limited number of six-month £5,000 development grants (Jan – June 2021) for places in Scotland interested in or already in the process of developing a local food partnership and plan. You can find more information and the application form on the Scotland page of …

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Protecting Scotland in a Changing Food Environment

Food Standards Scotland has opened a public consultation on its new five year strategy.  The consultation runs until Friday 18 December. Details can be found on the Food Standards Scotland website.

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Vacancies at Food Standards Scotland

Food Standards Scotland is currently recruiting for two Public Health Nutrition Advisors (located anywhere in Scotland, with frequent travel to FSS Head Office in Aberdeen). More details on the Work for Scotland website.

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£30 million to tackle financial insecurity

The Scottish Government has announced £30m flexible funding to local authorities to support households experiencing financial insecurity over the winter months.  Local authorities will be able to use this to top up their Scottish Welfare Fund, to provide financial support to tackle food insecurity or to meet fuel costs, or boost local funding for Discretionary …

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UK reports on Covid-19 responses

Carnegie UK Trust has produced this new report, Pooling Together: How Community Hubs have responded to the COVID-19 Emergency, featuring case studies from hubs throughout the UK, available on the Carnegie website. Sustain’s report, Community Food Retail and Food Poverty: examples of different models and guidelines for developing projects, looks at community food projects throughout the UK and how they …

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Eat Well Age Well – the hidden problem of malnutrition

Eat Well Age Well has launched a research study and calls to action as part of its activities to support UK Malnutrition Awareness Week (5 – 12 October).  The major study – The Role of Food Security and Malnutrition Risk with Psychosocial Indicators of Healthy Ageing in Place was led by the University of Glasgow …

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Postcode Recovery Fund

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from the effects of the pandemic. Postcode Recovery Fund will offer a total award fund of £3,000,000 for charitable organisations to deliver projects within Great Britain in 2021-2023. Charities can apply …

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