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Information provision

Our newsletter, Fare Choice, will now be published twice times a year and feeds readers information on our upcoming work and events, policy changes, current research, good practice examples, conference reports, news and publications. Readers can also subscribe to our e-bulletin, Facebook updates and Twitter feed. We also have regular blog posts from staff and guest contributors.

In addition, we publish our research and evaluation work, factsheets, feedback from networking events, experiences of community food initiatives (CFIs) and occasional toolkits.

This website is home to most of our publications which are accessible in the library. We also augment our own information by curating web links to practical advice and resources to help CFIs run their projects effectively. There’s news, events and funding information too.

Our plan for 2019/20

For our regular information work, we plan to:

  • Continue with Fare Choice newsletters – 2 per year – to be distributed in August and February.
  • Continue with our regularly e-bulletins – monthly and also special editions
  • Continue to develop our social media and social reporting activities
  • Continue to develop our blog and topics

News and updates

Charity Survival Fund

This £10m Fund from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust will provide core funding to help charities, especially small and medium sized, to offset lost ...

A snapshot of Covid-19, food insecurity and community food initiatives: What happened and what can we learn?

About the snapshot In March 2020, the community and voluntary, private and public sectors responded to the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down. Community food initiatives ...

CFHS blog: Food insecurity research conference – learning from across the globe

We recently attended the second ENUF (Evidence and Network on UK Household Food Insecurity) UK conference on research, food and poverty. Around 200 people attended ...

Peer learning support offer for community food initiatives – Social Shifters

As COVID-19 has unfolded, community food organisations have been challenged like never before, struggling to deal with rising community needs as well as challenged by ...

Local action in Scotland to tackle food insecurity during the coronavirus crisis

The Poverty and Inequality Commission has now published this report of the results of its recent survey of community organisations providing emergency food across Scotland ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

COVID-19: Scottish Government support for community food responses

UPDATE: 12 May 2020 Next round of funding from the Wellbeing Fund is now open to applications until 12 noon on 22 May 2020. UPDATE: 17 April ...

COVID-19 May e-bulletin

Our latest COVID-19 e-bulletin is now available, giving you information on how community food initiatives are coping in lock-down, news about research and advocacy and ...