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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

Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk

Two new reports are now available to download from the Scottish Government website: Coronavirus (Covid-19): supporting people at higher risk - qualitative research Findings from interviews with ...

Use of shopping vouchers by food banks

A new briefing from the Independent Food Aid Network examines the learning from the use of food vouchers instead of or alongside food provision during ...

Ready Scotland

The Scottish Government’s recently refreshed Ready Scotland website provides a range of information for anyone looking for support during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ...

Postcode Recovery Fund

The Postcode Recovery Fund has been created to support charities to develop innovative solutions that address the many issues affecting people as society recovers from ...

Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife

Two new reports are now available that look at Covid-19 responses from the community food sector in Fife, looking back and moving forward. Fife Food Champions ...

New reports from Public Health Scotland

Two new reports from Public Health Scotland should be of interest to Scotland’s community food initiatives. The COVID-19 Shielding Programme (Scotland) Impact and Experience Survey presents the ...

Covid-19 funding and beyond

A new charity fundraising hub has recently been launched. The hub includes easy-to-use tools and guidance, as well as checklists for grant applications. A series ...

Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme

The Community and Third Sector Recovery Programme is a £25m Scottish Government funded programme aiming to support charities, community groups, social enterprises and voluntary organisations ...

#CommunityFoodNearMe

During the height of restrictions and now as we live with ongoing risk of Covid-19, the places we can walk or cycle to have become ...

Re-starting cooking skills classes

Two experts have provided us with information in the last two weeks that will be useful to those considering re-starting cooking skills classes.  The Scottish Council ...