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Home from Hospital guide

Sustain has published a new guide: Home from hospital: ensuring people have access to food at hospital discharge and beyond. This guide summarises five key elements of ensuring people have support in place and includes examples of good practice from around the country. The guide can be downloaded from the Sustain website. A recording of …

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Grants to help communities tackle food and climate change

A programme of new grants has been recently launched by Sustain as part of the Food for the Planet project. The grants aim to support communities to campaign and advocate to make food in their area better for people and the planet Funding of up to £5,000 is available for local food partnerships, local authorities …

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The Arnold Clark Community Fund

In March 2020, Arnold Clark launched its Community Fund to offer charitable organisations financial support in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The Fund has now reopened, accepting applications until June 2022. Grants of up to £1,000 are available. More information on eligibility and how to apply on the Arnold Clark website.

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Investing in Communities Fund

The next round of the Scottish Government Investing in Communities Fund, part of its Empowering Communities programme, is due to open in April 2022. The fund supports disadvantaged or fragile communities to tackle poverty on their own terms. More information on the Scottish Government website.

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New resources from Food Standards Scotland

Food Standards Scotland has produced a new online resource, Eat Well Your Way, to help us eat better by providing tips for when we are out shopping for food, eating out, or preparing food at home. https://www.eatwellyourway.scot/ Also new from Food Standards Scotland is Cookin’ Castle, an online interactive website intended to teach and promote …

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Views sought on strategy for older people

The Scottish Government has recently launched a consultation on improving health and social care for older people in Scotland. Responses are sought from older people and the organisations that support them, as well as health professionals and social care staff. The consultation is available on the Scottish Government website.

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How can we address health inequalities? Your views needed

The Health, Social Care and Sport Committee is undertaking an inquiry into health inequalities in Scotland. The inquiry includes finding out views on how the third sector can contribute to addressing health inequalities. The call for views closes on 31 March 2022. Information about the enquiry is available on the Scottish Parliament website.

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March e-bulletin

Our March e-bulletin includes information about linking your work to local policy as well as the latest events, training, consultations and reports.   You can read our March e-bulletin here

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How does community food work link into local policy?

The CFHS programme has been working with the Scottish Government and community food networks to map strategic and practical support for community food activities across Scotland. As part of this, we looked at how community food work fits into local government, Health and Social Care and other key local policies. We found community food activities …

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Scotland’s Census Day 20 March 2022

The census, which usually takes place every 10 years, is the official count of every person and household in Scotland. By asking people who live in Scotland to provide information about themselves and where they live, the Scottish Government and other public bodies can make decisions about how public money is spent on essential services …

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