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Manchester City Council Food Poverty Fund
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:13

Manchester City Council Food Poverty Fund

 At the beginning of September, Manchester City Council invited not-for-profit organisations to apply for funding of between £5,000 and £50,000 to provide immediate food needs and other essential goods and services for people in serious poverty.  The Food Poverty Fund welcomed applications that provided emergency food alongside a broader package of support and activities that addressed some of the longer term causes of food poverty, improved health outcomes, helped people to acquire skills or met a specific unmet demand for emergency food in the community.

 The closing date for the scheme has now passed and over 50 applications have been received, totalling more than £1.5 million from an available £400,000 funding pot.  The applications will be scored and ranked by a panel, ensuring a good mix of activities across the city and covering all of the objectives of the fund.  Decisions will be made towards to the end of November and applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application to follow. 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 November 2014 14:16
Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:05

Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty

An All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty in Britain is now taking evidence on the extent and causes of hunger in Britain, the scope of provision to alleviate it and a comparison with other Western countries. If you wish to make a submission to the Inquiry please go to


The closing date for submissions is 30th June 2014

The enquiry has recently published a set of preliminary recommendations which can be viewed here.


Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 14:09
Growing Manchester
Friday, 06 June 2014 14:03

Growing Manchester Programme – Open Now!

Need support to help you and your project grow your own healthy, fresh and sustainable food?  Have access to some land for food growing but not sure where to start?  The 'Growing Manchester' programme could be just what you are looking for to help you and your project get started, or take your project to the next level!

The Food Futures 'Growing Manchester' programme supports new and existing community food growing projects to ensure that local people with an enthusiasm to grow can access the training and support their project needs to succeed.  We already support over 65 Manchester based growing projects and we are excited to open the Growing Manchester programme to invite TEN new groups to tap into the available expertise.  Groups will be welcomed onto the programme to join us in our autumn and winter course programme and crucially, to capitalise on the community development support to plan ahead for the next growing season.

'Sow the City' will be working with successful groups to manage and deliver our horticultural and environmental training, bringing the expertise to help your group at every stage in your vision to grow food and live sustainably.  

So, if you are new to food growing or simply want to further develop your food growing project, here’s what to do:-

Download your application form here

Down load your Supporting Information document here

Email your completed application form to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Postal applications go to Lindsay Laidlaw, Public Health Manchester, PO Box 532, Level 4, Town Hall Extension, Manchester, M60 2LA. 

The closing date for receipt of new applications to Growing Manchester is Monday 8th August 2016 at 10am.  Spaces are limited and late submissions cannot be considered, so remember to leave plenty of time if you are posting your application.


For more information or to discuss your application, please contact Lindsay Laidlaw, Project Manchester, Public Health Manchester on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0161 234 3540. 


Last Updated on Monday, 18 July 2016 16:09
Sustainable Food in Manchester Report published
Friday, 22 November 2013 15:57

A new report - Sustainable Food in Manchester has just been published. The report is written by Small World Consulting Ltd. with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research and was commissioned by Manchester City Council

Manchester Sustainable Food 2013

Growing Manchester groups get Cooking with Cracking Good Food
Monday, 29 July 2013 13:56

On Wednesday 17th July 2013, the 'Food Futures Growing Manchester' programme held our second networking event to bring together Manchester growing groups to learn more about each other and what opportunities are available to help their groups develop and prosper.

The event was held at Hulme Community Garden Centre and brought together groups from right across Manchester, along with the Volunteer Centre Manchester and 'Cracking Good Food', who we told you more about in the June Food Futures E-Bulletin! The Volunteer Centre Manchester gave us advice on how to recruit and develop volunteers working on our projects and Cracking Good Food showed us some delicious recipes to cook with parts of the vegetable most people do not normally eat, such as the beet stalk! One group who attended told us to 'keep up the great work', so we are planning more events where people can come together and share.

If you want to know more about the 'Growing Manchester' programme, contact Public Health Manchester Programme Officer Lindsay Laidlaw on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 0161 234 3540.



Last Updated on Saturday, 09 November 2013 01:29
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