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Our Future in the Land

In this final report, the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission sets out radical and practical ways for policymakers, business and communities to respond to the challenges to the future of food and farming and to people’s health and wellbeing. Report and summary documents available to download from the RSA website.  

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Climate Action Fund

The National Lottery Community Fund has launched a new £100 million Climate Action Fund to help people and communities take the lead in tackling climate change. The new fund aims to build a network of people and communities to drive change within, between and beyond their community. Activities will differ from place to place with …

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Vacancy at Development Trusts Association Scotland (DTAS)

DTAS is currently recruiting for a full time Development Officer. Based in Edinburgh, the post involved provision of advice and support to DTAS members in receipt of Investing in Communities grant funding. More information and details of how to apply on the Goodmoves website.    

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Vacancy at Obesity Action Scotland

Obesity Action Scotland is currently recruiting for a fixed National Co-ordinator (Diet and Healthy Weight Early Adopters). More information and details of how to apply on the S1jobs website.  

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Vacancy at Nourish Scotland

Nourish is currently recruiting for a Project Officer (Sustainable Nutrition) to work on the Peas Please project. More information and details of how to apply on the Nourish website.

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Health Issues in the Community tutor training courses

Health Issues in the Community (HIIC) is a training programme which looks at issues such as health, poverty, power and social justice in a different way. Run by tutors across Scotland, it’s aimed at increasing community capacity, increasing community participation, and establishing/consolidating community development approaches to tackling inequalities in health. CHEX is running tutor training …

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Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice

The Centre for Food Policy at City, University of London has published the first two briefs in its new series on Rethinking Food Policy: A Fresh Approach to Policy and Practice. The first brief “Tackling food systems challenges: the role of food policy” provides a new, simple definition of food policy, sets up the historical …

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Wee grants for wee groups

The Robertson Trust has now launched its new pilot funding programme, Wee Grants for Wee Groups, which offers funding of £500-£2000 to constituted community groups and small registered charities to support their work in communities that fits one of its funding strands: care and wellbeing; strengthening communities; or realising potential. Full information and details of …

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Vacancy at Edinburgh Community Food

Edinburgh Community Food is currently recruiting for a new Chief Executive. More information and details of how to apply on Goodmoves.

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All you need to know about public health reform

Our colleagues at CHEX have produced a new briefing, Public Knowledge: an introduction to public health reform and the role of community-led health. The briefing sets out the basics of public health and public health reform, noting that the process so far has put a strong emphasis on community and community-led approaches, and seeks to …

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