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Edible As$ets: Securing money for your food initiative

Food Funding: A brief summary  Download as a 313kbPDF

Edible As$ets: Securing money for your food initiative

On 14th September 2010 Local Action on Food organised "Edible As$ets; Securing money for your food initiative" in Bristol to explore different ways in which food initiatives can become financially sustainable.  The conference was held because financial viability is one of the key problems that many members of the network (as well as other food projects and organisations) struggle with.  Some of the ideas that were discussed throughout the day were how to work with local authorities delivering services, community finance and shares, funding, and businesses management and organisational structure.

Presentations and notes from the day can be downloaded by clicking on the links below. 

Agenda for Edible Assets: Securing money for your food initiative
Download agenda as an 800kb PDF


The future for local and sustainable food

  • A panel discussion chaired by Tom Macmillan from the Food Ethics Council and joined by Kath Dalmeny policy director at Sustain, Ian Price senior manager of food, farming and trade at Triodos Bank and Barbra Janke. 
    Download panel notes as a 22kb PDF
  • Finding Commercial Finance  - Ian Price, Senior Relationship Manager, Farming, Food and Trade Team, Triodos Bank
    Download presentation as a 20kb PDF

Funding Workshop: What’s available and how to get it

Business Planning Workshop: Writing a successful business plan

Service Delivery and Tendering for Contracts Workshop

Community Finance Workshop: How the community can invest in your venture

Governance and Finance Workshop: The relationships between the governance and the financing of community enterprises


Local Action on Food: The Local Action on Food network was run as part of the Big Lottery funded Making Local Food Work programme, 2007 to 2012. It has now closed.

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