For Covid-19 updates and information click here

News

This page lists all news stories – choose a sub-category from the menu on the left to view only those specific news items.

Global Majority Fund

The Coalition of Racial Equality and Rights (CRER) will be delivering and overseeing funds of £250,000 to BME organisations across Scotland to continue to deliver services to communities that have been impacted by Covid-19 and lockdowns. More information and details of how to apply on the CRER website

Also posted in CFHS updates, Covid-19, Funding news | Area of Work: |

Health Inequalities and Human Rights Learning Hub

Public Health Scotland has recently launched this online resource for anyone who has an interest in understanding health inequalities in Scotland and the steps you can take to reduce them. The resource can be accessed on the Public Health Scotland Virtual Learning Environment. 

Also posted in Training |

Food Standards Scotland five year strategy

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has just published its strategy for the next five years. As well as building on previous work, the strategy incorporates newer challenges, such as those resulting from the EU Exit, Covid-19 and climate change. You can read the strategy on the FSS website.

Also posted in Publications news |

Using ‘cash first’ approaches to address food insecurity

Both before and during the pandemic, agencies and community food initiatives have collaborated to redirect people experiencing food insecurity towards ‘cash first’ options, such as welfare or financial advice. The Independent Food Aid Network and partners have supported this approach by developing ‘cash first’ referral leaflets for 14 local areas across Scotland. These provide signposting …

Also posted in CFHS updates, Covid-19 | Area of Work: |

Guest Blog: Cash First approaches to addressing food insecurity: What is the role of health visitors, midwives and family nurses?

In this guest post, Dr Flora Douglas (Reader in Nursing at Robert Gordon University) discusses her recent research: In late 2019 I was commissioned to undertake a short, focused piece of work to develop a better understanding of lived experiences of parenting on a low income in Aberdeen City, by NHS Grampian’s Child Health Commissioner. …

Also posted in CFHS Blog, CFHS updates, Covid-19, Covid-19 | Area of Work: |

Funding Scotland

SCVO has recently revamped its online funding search engine. With new branding, website and improved search filters, it’s now easier to find the right fund for your project. More details on the Funding Scotland website.

Also posted in Funding news |

Reflections on a year of Covid

‘Our year of Covid – the sector reflects’, is the theme of the April edition of Third Force News, SCVO’s magazine for the third sector. It is available in digital format here. Presented by Sheila Dillon, this edition of the Food Programme looks at ‘Food in Lockdown: One Year On’, and catches up with some …

Also posted in Covid-19 | Area of Work: |

Coop Local Community Fund

Applications open on 4 May 2021 to this fund that supports community projects across the UK. More information and details of how to apply on the Coop website.  

Also posted in Funding news |

Tesco Community Grants

Supporting local good causes that focus on helping children and families, this grant scheme offers funding of £500 – £1500. More information and details of how to apply on the Tesco Community Grants website.

Also posted in Funding news |

Webinar on supporting communities to re-start safely

UPDATE 21 MAY 2021 A recording of this webinar is now available on YouTube. With news that Scotland is expected to return to a system of local protection levels from 17th May, many volunteer, community and third sector organisations will be planning how and when to re-start their services.  Doing this safely and in line …

Also posted in CFHS updates, Covid-19 | Area of Work: |