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Naturesave Trust funding

The latest round of funding (closes 29 February) from the Naturesave Trust is targeted towards organisations, individuals, communities, and charities (not schools) working to reduce food waste and food insecurity. Projects may include food banks, sustainable food initiatives, farming practices, fair trade, or health and nutrition. More information and details of how to apply on …

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Funding awarded to address poverty

The Scottish Government recently announced funding awarded from its Cash-First Fund and the Child Poverty Practice Accelerator Fund. Eight partnerships across Scotland have been funded to support their cash first activities and nine organisations were funded to explore promising approaches or redesign services to maximise their impact on child poverty. More information about the funding …

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Good Food Nation plan consultation

This Scottish Government consultation on the Good Food Nation Plan covers the content of the first national Good Food Nation Plan and asks your views on the Good Food Nation Outcomes; ways of measuring progress; and how different groups envision life in a Good Food Nation. The Good Food Nation Plan sets out the following; …

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Building a community food network

Propagate was one of three projects awarded funding from us last year, to support collaborative working and which Propagate used to expand the reach of the Dumfries and Galloway Community Food Network. The Network successfully reached a wider range of community food initiatives across this rural area; raised awareness of cash first approaches to tacking …

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Growing Food in Small Spaces course January 2024

This online course delivered by Abi Mordin from Propagate via the Permaculture Association will teach how to turn small spaces into highly abundant food gardens. Opening on 23 January 2024, the course comprises four live sessions as well as videos, quizzes and a 40 page workbook. Cost £135. More information on the Permaculture Association website.

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Coronation Food Project

The Coronation Food Project grants programme from the King Charles III Charitable Fund (KCCF) will provide funding opportunities to eligible UK organisations working to reduce food waste and address food insecurity. In this funding round, the Coronation Food Project is offering grants from £300 up to a maximum of £30,000 over a 3 year period.  …

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Vacancy at Glasgow Community Food Network

Glasgow Community Food Network (GCFN) is currently recruiting for a Freelance Researcher for Cash-First Approaches, to assess the impact and consider the replicability of activities to improve access to cash-first support in community food settings. More information on the GCFN website.

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Vacancy at Glasgow Centre for Population Health

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde is currently recruiting for a Public Health Practitioner Specialist at Glasgow Centre for Population Health. This Practitioner Specialist will lead the development and delivery of a Cash-First project in Glasgow, in line with the Scottish Government’s ‘Cash-First: Towards Ending the Need for Food Banks in Scotland’ plan, which further develops …

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CFHS e-bulletin December 2023

Our latest e-bulletin contains news about the Scottish Health Survey findings, and the Best Start Foods stakeholder events,  as well as other news about diet and nutrition and research and policy, as well as reports, latest events and funding. You can access the e-bulletin here.

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Best Start Foods stakeholder events

The regulations for Social Security Scotland’s Best Start Foods were laid in parliament on 07 December 2023. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the changes from these amendments will come into effect from 26 February 2024. While the main aim is to remove any income thresholds for qualifying benefits, this further aligns Best Start Foods with the …

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