Food systems and structures

Funding Opportunities

Belfast food Network

Here in Northern Ireland, despite an abundance of producers, distributors and suppliers, we suffer, like the rest of the UK and Ireland,from ever- increasing levels of food poverty, food waste and longer, less efficient supply chains. We seek to combat this state of affairs by promoting a greater profusion and diversity within the food industry, making use of, while not exploiting our resources.

Lockdown Gardening

During the recent Covid 19 crisis, small community growing groups in Northern Ireland diversified their activities, providing food delivery to the vulnerable and isolated, checking in on neighbours through phone-round schemes, and later on in lockdown encouraging their neighbours to grow at home, so that fresh food is still being provided locally.

May Project Gardens

May Project Gardens is an award-winning CIC, working across South London to address poverty, disempowerment, access to resources and influence. We work with marginalised groups, mostly young people, people of colour and refugees, using what we consider universally connecting tools – nature, food and creative arts – for social change.

Sewing Café Lancaster

Run by Victoria Frausin, Sewing Café Lancaster is a grassroots project that advocates for an ethical textile industry and sustainable textile practices. We draw on ideas of conviviality in actualizing “the eight ‘Rs’” – revalue, reconceptualize, restructure, relocate, redistribute, reduce, reuse and recycle in relation to clothes and textile production and consumption.

Social Farms & Gardens in NI

Since March Social Farms & Gardens in NI (funded by the People and Communities programme of the National Lottery Community Fund) has worked to enable the growing groups in NI to safely encourage ‘growing in their communities’ as an alternative to ‘community growing’.

St Werburghs City Farm

St Werburghs City Farm is an inner-city oasis. Our vision is to inspire and support happy, healthy communities. With a 2 acre small-holding, community gardens, woodlands and allotments, we provide green sites accessible to all and targeted services that equip people with knowledge, skills and confidence. Just 1.5 miles from Bristol city centre, surrounded by […]

Street Goat

Street Goat’s mission is to develop a network of small community projects in which local people collectively manage and care for livestock in urban areas, to produce milk and meat. We aim to increase access to sustainable and healthy animal food products reared locally on overgrown and unusable urban land.

WorldWild

WorldWild reconnects people with landscapes through wild food. We do this by producing audio-visual and written content to educate people about the possibilities of a wilder world, to challenge existing food systems, and propose ways wild food can engage people in inter-species, life-sustaining ways to the places they inhabit. We are predominantly focused on three […]

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