Granville Community Kitchen. Credit: Jonathan Goldberg

Transitioning ‘from food aid to food trade’ to provide healthy, affordable, planet-friendly food for all.

What is Bridging the Gap?

This is a programme, funded by the National Lottery, aiming to demonstrate ways to build better supply chains between climate friendly food and people on a lower income people, initially focusing on urban areas. Key to our approach will be evaluating, identifying what works and advocating for financial interventions and other mechanisms to enable this to continue.


Sustain, Alexandra Rose Charity and Growing Communities working with Food Sense Wales, Nourish Northern Ireland and Nourish Scotland are bringing together organisations united in the belief that everyone has the right to healthy and affordable food that works for the planet. 

We will coordinate an ambitious programme of work over the next few years to ‘bridge the gap’ between communities experiencing low incomes and health inequalities, with affordable and planet-friendly food that enables everyone to enjoy a universally healthy, just and sustainable food system. 

We want to support the good food movement to co-create, model and roll out solutions focused on food trade and existing supply chains, supported by research and advocacy work that helps overcome the financial, structural and other barriers to change. 

Ways to get involved

Bridging the Gap is addressing big complex issues and wants to harness the collective experience and insight of the movement to help co-create the solutions. We want to ensure a spirit of enquiry is embedded into the programme, are designing different ways to do this.  

Initially this will be through recruiting people to join our collaboration group. We will also create other groups, including our community advisors group and a wider network to feed in ideas, suggestions, provide feedback, as well as help shape and/ or deliver our programme for learning.

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National Lottery Community Fund logo. Credit: National Lottery

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