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Social Enterprise Reset Week Impact Report

Senscot, Social Firms Scotland (SFS) and the Social Enterprise Networks (SENS) have now published their Social Enterprise Reset Report. Social Enterprise Reset Week saw 24 separate meetings/sessions take place (via Zoom) – attracting over 800 participants. The focus of the majority of sessions – covering both local and thematic SEN members and others –  sought …

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COVID-19 Scottish Government SMS shielding service and national helpline

UPDATE 4 June 2020 The Scottish Government website includes a COVID-19 section with guidance on support, information, food and other essentials for individuals, as well as a wide range of sectors. This week, the Scottish Government launched a National Assistance Helpline for people who are over 70 or receive the flu vaccine for medical reasons, …

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Five calls in the wake of Covid-19

As part of  work promoting coalition principles in the pursuit of a changed food system, the Scottish Food Coalition has developed Five Calls in the Wake of COVID-19 — five asks that policymakers can implement to strengthen our food system. ​ These are around local food; workers’ rights; food insecurity; environment; and health. To support …

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Food Train Connects

The Food Train has just launched its newest service, which is available to older people Scotland-wide. The Food Train Connects shopping service connects customers with a volunteer living nearby willing to support them with the weekly task of shopping. Volunteers collect shopping lists weekly on an agreed suitable day, do the shopping and deliver to …

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Food Power webinars – support during Covid-19

Food Power and Sustainable Food Places (SFP) are jointly hosting weekly online forums for food alliance coordinators to connect and share with each other, hear national updates on food-related issues, and feedback their experiences to national network coordinators and campaigners. They run every Wednesday from 10:00 – 11:30am. More information and details of how to register on the Sustain …

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Independent Age Grants Fund

Independent Age is offering funding for small organisations across the UK working with older people hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Four rounds of funding of £500,000 will be made available; the first of these will be open for applications until 4 June. Organisations can apply to receive up to £150,000 each. More information on …

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Vacancy at Meal Makers

Food Train is currently recruiting for a part-time Development Officer for its Meal Makers project in Perth and Kinross. More information and details of how to apply on the Food Train website.

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Survey: Local Action in Scotland to Tackle Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Crisis

Please note deadline extended to Tuesday 26 May The Poverty and Inequality Commission has asked Community Food and Health (Scotland) to encourage you to take part in a national survey of local community organisations in Scotland.  We endorse this work and to encourage you to take part. Let Scotland know about the experiences in communities …

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Vacancies at Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN) is currently recruiting for 6 new team members to assist with its responsibilities to the Covid response and the Food for Good coalition, supporting strands of work around logistics of food deliveries and development of hyper-local food hubs. More information and details of how to apply on the GCFN website.

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Supporting communities safely

A new resource has been released to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during the Covid-19 outbreak. The online resource, developed by Scottish Community Development Centre and Public Health Scotland, features a range of practical information and advice, such as: safely promoting an organisation’s services making sure volunteers are safe and …

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