Growing Health has been identifying examples and good practice to help food growing projects to become commissioned.
Currently there are some useful guides available to give you an overview into commissioning process, plus additional documents that have been written by Growing Health to provide a useful summary of the evidence the currently exists.
For further information to help your project click the following links:
Useful guides to give you an overview of how commissioning works providing your project with background information to help you get commissioned.
- Evidence - health and wellbeing benefits of food growing
This section provides a summary of the evidence and factsheets showing how food growing can improve health and wellbeing for certain population groups. There is also information on social return on investment.
- Case studies
Examples of current projects which use food growing in the community to provide a health benefit and have been commissioned to provide this service
- Measurement and evaluation – setting aims and evaluating your project
Growing Health: Growing Health is a national project run by Garden Organic and Sustain, which is funded by the Tudor Trust, to see how community food growing can be routinely used by the health and social care services as a way of promoting health and wellbeing for a range of individuals and population groups.
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We are keen to hear from anyone interested in or running a project that links community food growing with health and wellbeing or looking to develop this area.
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