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Sustainable Food Cities Bronze Award for Manchester!
Friday, 16 June 2017 15:25

The Sustainable Food Cities Network helps bring together people and places who are committed to making a healthy and sustainable food system a defining characteristic of where they live.  Sustainable Food Cities support people and practitioners to share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues.

The network run an award scheme to recognise and celebrate places who are taking a joined up and holistic approach to food. We are pleased to update that Manchester has recently achieved the Sustainable Food Cities 'Bronze award' for this scheme. Food Futures have been incremental in pulling together the application for the award, but the recognition is very much for all of the people and projects who work to make our food in Manchester healthier and more sustainable.




Last Updated on Friday, 16 June 2017 15:45
Growing Manchester at the Moss Side Food Festival
Friday, 12 May 2017 13:03

Growing Manchester will be at the Moss Side Food Festival this weekend to help with handy hints to grow your own food. 

'Sow the City' who deliver the horticultural expertise for Growing Manchester, will be there to show you more about how to grow your own food, potting up and how to find a local community food growing project near you.  As part of the festival, you will also be able to experience tasty treats in world foods, enjoy arts and crafts, face painting and family sports and activities.  

The festival takes place on Saturday 13th May 2017 12.00 -4.00 pm in Alexandra Park, Moss Side. 

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 13:06
Healthy Heart Grants (UK)
Friday, 12 May 2017 11:53

Heart Research UK (HRUK) is launching its 2017 SUBWAY/HRUK Healthy Heart Grants scheme.
Not for profit groups, voluntary organisations and registered charities will be able to apply for grants of up to £10,000 for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote Heart Health and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease. The grants are available in specific regions at certain times of the year. Previously, grants have been awarded to fund cooking sessions, theatre workshops, multi-sport activities, classroom based learning, circus skills, and tandem biking, etc.  Find out more and apply here.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 May 2017 11:55
New Hot Food Takeaway Policy for Manchester
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:26

Following an extensive period of consultation, Manchester City Council has approved changes to Manchester’s planning policy, in a bid to promote healthier lifestyles across the City.

To tackle concerns about the negative effects of fast food on children’s health and on the impact of takeaways within district centres, the new Hot Food Takeaway Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was approved at last month’s meeting of the Executive Committee. 

The SPD will provide powers to control the opening times of new takeaways in the vicinity of schools, as well as manage the overall number of takeaways in the city. The aim of the policy is to promote healthier choices during children’s meal times whilst helping to ensure that our district centres remain vibrant and balanced.

Find out more about the Hot Food Takeaway SPD here.  

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:31
£1million Grant Available for Community Food Waste Campaigns
Friday, 17 March 2017 16:25

Sainsbury's is making available a £1million grant fund to support communities to tackle food waste.  Communities can bid for up to £50,000 providing they have the support of their Local Authority however smaller grants of up to £3k are also available.  The scheme is open until the end of March 2017.   

Last Updated on Friday, 17 March 2017 16:38
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