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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

#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 ...

How have NHS teams supported community food work during the pandemic?

Many Community Food Initiatives work closely with local NHS dietitians or nutritionists. The Scottish Public Health Nutrition Group (SPHNG) brings these NHS public health nutrition ...

PHINS webinar series

10 am 3rd September 10 am 17th September 10 am 1st October GCPH and Public Health Scotland, as part of the ScotPHO collaboration, are hosting three separate, but ...

Fruit and veg stories survey – respondents needed

Peas Please is looking for stories from people about their experiences of accessing fruit and veg, especially those who have had difficulties in accessing enough ...

Shifting the Balance of Community Power

This new project, a partnership between NLGN, Barrow Cadbury Trust, Carnegie UK Trust, and Power to Change, aims to capture and share the good practices ...

#ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund

This Fund will help grassroots organisations in Scotland to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus. Grants of up to ...

Response, Recovery and Resilience Fund

This fund from Foundation Scotland is now open for its second phase of funding, focussing on Recovery. Grants from £1000 to £5000 are available for ...

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 ...