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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

Community food initiatives and the Covid-19 response

2020 has certainly been a challenging year for us all and community food initiatives have stepped up to respond to the needs of their communities. ...

Winter support fund for children and families

Funding to help people pay for food, heating, warm clothing and shelter during the winter is part of a new £100m support package from the ...

Covid-19 and the next big step towards recovery

The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in the UK and the NHS in Scotland has started administering the vaccine to priority groups. The aim is for ...

Winter Social Wellbeing Fund (Glasgow)

Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership has made funding available to local organisations, to enable them to support people who may be isolated over the ...

#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

Update 16 December 2020 This Fund has now reopened and will operate on a rolling basis until all the funds are allocated. More information and details of ...

Updates to National Lottery Community Funding in Scotland

''Our funds will mainly continue to operate as before. But we have made some changes to help make sure our funds better support people and ...

Aberdeenshire Council Community Food Fund

The council has made funds available to support local community or resilience groups tackling food security in Aberdeenshire communities as a result of the coronavirus  ...

Webinar: Community development and Covid-19

Last week SCDC, CDAS, SCDN and Public Health Scotland brought together more than 70 people to share key information from a range of guidance around ...

Community responses to Covid-19

This short survey aims to understand how community groups, third sector organisations and public bodies are delivering a co-ordinated response to the covid-19 pandemic. SCDC is ...

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 ...