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Eat Well guide for older people

Eat Well Age Well and Age Scotland have produced this guide, which provides information on how to eat a balanced diet and where to get support. You can download the guide on the Eat Well Age Well website or telephone 0131 447 8151 to order copies

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Scotland Loves Local Fund 2 now open

The Scotland Loves Local Fund aims to encourage people to think local first, and support businesses and enterprises in their community. The fund will provide match funding of between £5,000 and £25,000 for projects run by groups like town centre partnerships, chambers of commerce or community and charity trusts. More information and details of how …

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Bringing Communities Back Together Grant

The second phase of this funding from the Asda Foundation, which is targeted at reuniting communities and supporting groups as they resume their activities in person again, launches this month. There are three options available to apply for: a celebration event; getting activities back on track; or a combination of both More information and details …

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The GSK IMPACT Awards provide funding, training and development for charities doing work to improve people’s health and wellbeing. They are open to registered  charities that are at least three years old, and working in a health-related field in the UK. More information and details of how to apply on The King’s Fund website.

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Helping Scotland recover

The Bank of Scotland Foundation has two grant programmes that launch in September 2021; the Reach programme and the Change programme, to support charities to through the ongoing challenges they face as Scotland recovers from Covid-19. More information and details of how to apply on the Bank of Scotland Foundation website.

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Map of UK local food insecurity of adults January 2021

A collaboration between researchers at the University of Sheffield and the Food Foundation has produced a map showing local authority levels of adult food insecurity across the UK in January 2021. You can find the map and more information about the research methodology and measurements used in this blog by researcher Dr Megan Blake. …

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Food Standards Scotland Covid-19 guidance

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) has updated its Covid-19 guidance (9 August) for food businesses and their employees that informs on current advice surrounding Covid-19. You can read the guidance on the FSS website.

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Guest blog: Katy Gordon discusses the different approaches that two local areas in Scotland took to tackle food access and food insecurity last summer.

In March 2020, like many people, we, as researchers with an interest in food insecurity in the UK, were hugely concerned about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national lockdown on households’ access to food. It was clear from the outset of the pandemic that need for support with food access was rising …

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Sir George Earle Benevolent Fund Grant Programme

This new funding programme, delivered by Foundation Scotland, offers grants of up to £3000 to organisations in Scotland working to address loneliness and isolation in older people. Please note that the deadline for applications is 2 August at 4 pm. More information and details of how to apply on the Foundation Scotland website.  

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Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund

The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund has reopened for applications with refreshed criteria. The Enabling Neighbourhoods and Communities Fund is a £1 million Scottish Government fund administered by Corra Foundation. Over £600,000 has been distributed in phase one (February – May 2021). The next phase, commencing 1st July, will support groups to access the remaining funds. …

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