The alliance

As an alliance, Sustain literally is its membership. Membership is open to national organisations which do not distribute profits to private shareholders and which therefore operate in the public interest. 

The organisations must be wholly or partly interested in food or farming issues and support the general aims and work of the alliance.  Support for particular projects or campaigns is on an "opt in" basis, so membership of Sustain does not mean that an organisation gives its backing to each Sustain initiative.


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The membership



Agricultural Christian Fellowship

The Agricultural Christian Fellowship is open to all Christians in all branches of Agriculture, Horticulture and related activities. It exists to help them to make a Christian response to the many blessings, challenges and problems they face.

Manor Farm, West Haddon, Northampton, NN6 7AQ

Alexandra Rose Charity

Alexandra Rose Charity promotes Rose Vouchers for fruit and veg. This project supports pregnant women and families living on low incomes to eat more healthily and improve their health and wellbeing.

ABI Ltd, Suite 5B, The Oast House, 5 Mead Lane, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DY
01252 726171

Allergy Alliance

The alliance is a federation of allergy patient support groups, including Action Against Allergy, British Allergy Foundation, Latex Allergy Association, Migraine Action and National Eczema Society.

c/o 5 Lawn Road, London, NW3 2XS

Aquaculture Stewardship Council

The ASC aims to transform aquaculture towards environmental sustainability and social responsibility using efficient market mechanisms that create value across the chain. The ASC also runs a sustainable farmed fish certification and labelling programme.

2 Selbourne House, 30 Grayshott Road, London SW11 5UR
020 7223 3749

Association of Public Analysts

This site explains the function of Public Analysts, gives information relating to the Association and provides contact information for each of the laboratories within the Association.

C/o West Yorkshire Analytical Services, PO Box 11, Nepshaw Lane South, Morley, Leeds LS27 0UQ

Association of School Health Education Co-ordinators

The Association of School Health Eduction Co-ordinators is a membership association of all teachers who co-ordinate PSHE in schools (nursery, primary, secondary, special). It is run through Birmingham Health Education Unit.

Health Education Service, Warwick House, 10 Edward Street, Birmingham, B1 2RX
0121 366 9955


Baby Milk Action

Baby Milk Action is a non-profit organisation which aims to save lives and to end the avoidable suffering caused by inappropriate infant feeding. Baby Milk Action works within a global network to strengthen independent, transparent and effective controls on the marketing of the baby feeding industry.

4 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BB
01223 464420 Fax: 01223 464417

Behaviour Change

Behaviour Change works with government, business and civil society to make it easier, cheaper and more appealing for people to lead sustainable lives. Their work divides into two main areas:campaigns and consulting. They develop and manage charitable campaigns aiming to advance specific sustainable behaviours. They use their expertise to advise and assist organisations that share their goals.

Unit 19 Archer Street Studios, 10-11 Archer Street, London W1D 7AZ
020 3176 0907

Beyond GM

Beyond GM’s campaigning focus is on public engagement. Their aim is to raise awareness of the risks involved with GMOs and the benefits of agro-ecological alternatives. Campaigns are colourful, accessible and encourage public participation.

20 Rockfel Road, Lambourn, Hungerford, Berkshire RG17 8NG
07950 231240

Bio-Dynamic Agricultural Association

Founded on a holistic and spiritual understanding of nature and the human being's role within it, Biodynamic Agriculture builds on more than 75 years of world wide farming experience. At its heart is the idea of the farm as a self-contained evolving organism, whose life relies on home produced compost manures and animal feeds, and in which external inputs are kept to a minimum.

Painswick Inn, Gloucester Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1QG
01453 759 501 Fax: : 01453 759 501

British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry

BASCD is the UK’s professional association for the science, philosophy and practice of promoting the oral health of populations and groups in society. The British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry was founded in 1973 by leading dental professionals concerned with the needs of populations and groups in society, with a specific emphasis on preventing and controlling oral diseases and conditions.

Psychology, Social Work and Counselling Dept. Faculty of Education and Health University of Greenwich Avery Hill Rd London SE9 2UG

British Dietetic Association

The British Dietetic Association is a trade union and professional body representing the professional, educational, public and workplace interests of the UK dietetic workforce. We seek to use our expertise to develop and influence policy relating to dietetics and nutrition.

5th floor, Charles House, 148/9 Great Charles Street, Birmingham B3 3HT
0121 200 8080 Fax: 0121 200 8080


Campaign for Real Farming

The Campaign for Real Farming sprung up in 2009 as a scion of LandShare, and promotes Enlightened Agriculture - aka "Real Farming": "Farming that is expressly designed to feed people without wrecking the rest of the world". The Campaign provides the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on Agro-Ecology.

20 Dove House Close, Wolvercote, Oxford OX2 8BG

Campaign to Protect Rural England

National charity helping people to protect and enhance their local countryside and to keep it beautiful, productive and enjoyable for everyone.

5-11 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NZ
020 7981 2800

Caroline Walker Trust

The work of the CWT is particularly targeted towards vulnerable groups and people who need special help. They have produced nutritional and practical guidelines for school meals, older people in residential and nursing homes , community meals and under 5s in childcare.

74 Richmond Park Road, London, SW14 8LA

Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience

CAWR drives innovative, transdisciplinary research on the understanding and development of resilient food and water systems in the UK, Europe and globally, especially in Africa and Asia. Through its focus on food and water CAWR develops and integrates new knowledge in social and agroecological processes, as well as examining the pivotal role communities play in developing resistance. The centre is hosted at Ryton Organic Gardens, Garden Organic (Henry Doubleday Research Association) a research charity that has been at the forefront of organic farming and sustainable horticulture since 1954. CAWR draws on the decades of experience in the organic sector and has on-site access to greenhouses, poly-tunnels and open field research grounds for replicated trials. Unique to the centre is the incorporation of the co-generation of knowledge with citizen-consumers and the participation of farmers, growers and other stakeholders in transdisciplinary research.

Ryton Organic Gardens, Ryton-on-Dunsmore, Coventry CV8 3LG

Centre for Food Policy, City University

The Centre works on how public policy affects food - what people eat, how it is grown, processed, distributed and consumed. The remit is wide, covering everything from farm to fork.

School of Social Sciences, City University, Northampton Square, London. EC1V 0HB
Tel: 020 7040 5060

Centre on Population Approaches for Non-Communicable Disease Prevention

The Group carries out research which contributes to a better assessment of the burden of chronic disease and develops effective methods for promoting health. It also aims to help build capacity for health promotion research and to influence health promotion policy and practice in the UK.

Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF
01865 289 244

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

The mission of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health is to maintain, enhance and promote improvements in public and environmental health.

Chadwick Court, 15 Hatfields, London, SE1 8DJ
020 7928 6006 Fax: 020 7827 5866

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG)

CPAG has been fighting poverty in the UK for more than 30 years. We will continue to lobby Government and campaign for policies to improve the lives of people living in poverty for as long as is necessary.

30 Micawber Street, London N1 7TB
020 7837 7979

Commonwork Trust

Based in Kent, Commonwork is a study centre and 500-acre organic dairy farm committed to exploring how to live and work more sustainably and co-operatively through hands-on learning. Local food and farming are at the heart of our education programmes and social enterprises.

Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent, TN8 7AR
01732 463255

Community Food and Health (Scotland)

Community Food and Health Scotland aims to ensure that everyone in Scotland has the opportunity, ability and confidence to obtain a healthy and acceptable diet for themselves, their families and their communities.

NHS Health Scotland, 5th Floor Meridian Court, 5 Cadogan Street, Glasgow G2 6QE
0141 414 2890

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Network UK Ltd

The CSA Network aims to bring together CSA groups and enterprises from across the UK, to share their skills and knowledge and promote a fairer, more transparent model of food production, where the risks and rewards are shared.

20 Eggars Field, Bentley, Farnham, Surrey GU10 5LD
01420 22094

Compassion in World Farming

Compassion in World Farming campaign through peaceful protest and lobbying and by raising awareness of the issue of farm animal welfare.

River Court, Mill Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1EZ
Tel: 01483 521 950 Fax: 01483 861 639

Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH)

The Consensus Action on Salt and Health (CASH) is a group of specialists concerned with salt and its effects on health. It is working to reach a consensus with the food industry over the harmful effects of a high salt diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of salt in processed foods as well as salt added to cooking, and the table.

Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary, University of London, London EC1M 6BQ
020 7882 5941


Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK is the leading charity working for people with diabetes. They fund research, campaign and help people to live with the condition.

Macleod House, 10 Parkway London NW1 7AA
020 7424 1000


Eating Better

Eating Better is a UK-based civil society alliance that is working together to help people move towards eating less meat and dairy foods and more food that’s better for us and the planet, as part of the vital task of creating sustainable food and farming systems.


Faculty of Public Health

FPH is the professional home for more than 3,000 professionals working in public health. Their members come from a diverse range of professional backgrounds (including clinical, academic, policy) and are employed in a variety of settings, usually working at a strategic or specialist level.

4 St Andrews Place, London NW1 4LB
020 7935 0243

Fairtrade Foundation

The Fairtrade Foundation exists to ensure a better deal for marginalised and disadvantaged third world producers. The Foundation awards a consumer label, the FAIRTRADE Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards of fair trade.

3rd Floor, Ibex House, 42-47 Minories, London, EC3N 1DY
020 7405 5942

Family Farmers' Association

Through policy advocacy, research and supportive networking, the FFA aims to promote the values and benefits of family farms in the UK. Its membership is open to individuals wishing to join the worldwide movement to save the family farm. The Family Farmers' Association has published a Farming Manifesto and would welcome signatories and support. Download Farming Manifesto as 86kb PDF

Osborne Newton Aveton Gifford Kingsbridge Devon TQ7 4PE
01548 852 794


FareShare uses surplus, fit for consumption, food to feed those suffering from food poverty in the UK. It obtains surplus food from the food industry and uses volunteers to deliver it to 600+ charities across the UK, feeding nearly 30,000 people each day.

Unit 7, Deptford Trading Estate, Blackhorse Road, London SE8 5HY
020 7394 2468

FARMA (National Farmers' Retail and Markets Association)

The Association consists of and works for farmers and farm-based food producers who sell direct to the public in a variety of ways. As well as providing services to members, it provides information about farm retailing to the public, media and government. It aims to help create and sustain a more professional, profitable and ethical farm retailing sector.

Hardwick House, Agricultural Hall Plain, Norwich NR1 3FS
01638 676747 

Farms Not Factories

Farms Not Factories is a nonprofit organisation working collaboratively through film-making and campaigning to support the work of the 'food sovereignty' movement. They expose the true costs of cheap meat from animal factories in order to inspire people to make better food choices that enable local, healthy and fair farming systems - for people, animals and the planet.

28 Halsey Street, London SW32PT
0207 584 6592

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

The Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) is the British (UK) organisation representing groups involved in community led development of open space through locally managed farming and gardening.

The Green House, Hereford Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4NA
0117 923 1800 Fax: 0117 923 1900


Feedback tackle food waste in innovative, inspiring ways that engage the public, businesses and governments. They combine this mass mobilisation with rigorous, hard-hitting research.

61 Mare Street, London E8 4RG
020 3051 8633

First Steps Nutrition Trust

The Trust undertakes research, provides information and promotes better food and nutrition from pre-conception to 5 years.

112 Queens Road, London SW19 8LS
020 8542 9092

Food Ethics Council

The Food Ethics Council works to create food systems that are fair to people, planet and animals. We nurture dialogue, engage in deliberative thinking and undertake research to support civil society organisations, businesses and government in their own work on sustainable food and farming.

Kings Cross Hub, 34b York Way, London N1 9AB
0333 012 4147

Food Matters

The Food Matters Partnership is a not for profit company supporting individuals and organisations working towards more sustainable, equitable food systems.

Brighthelm Centre,North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
01273 431707

Food Systems and Policy Group

To research food policy and food governance in order to further more sustainable, healthy and equitable foods systems and food supply.

Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9AB
01707 285133

Forum For the Future

Forum for the Future - the sustainable development charity - works in partnership with leading organisations in business and the public sector. Our vision is of business and communities thriving in a future that is environmentally sustainable and socially just. We believe that a sustainable future can be achieved and that it is the only way business and communities will prosper.

Overseas House, 19-23 Ironmonger Row, London EC1V 3QN
020 7324 3605/3610

Friends of the Earth

Friends of the Earth is the largest international network of environmental groups in the world, represented in 68 countries, one of the leading environmental pressure groups in the UK and a unique network of campaigning local groups, working in 250 communities in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The Printworks, 1st Floor, 139 Clapham Road, London SW9 0HP
020 7490 1555


Gaia Foundation

GAIA is a non-profit charitable organisation based in north east London that initiates and co-ordinates environmental and socio-economic projects at strategic and grass-roots level.

6 Heathgate Place Agincourt Road London NW3 2NU
020 7428 0055

Garden Organic

The charity brings together thousands of people who share a common belief - that organic growing is essential for a healthy and sustainable world. Through campaigning, advice, community work and research, their aim is to get everyone growing ‘the organic way’.

Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, CV8 3LG
024 7630 3517

Global Justice Now

Global Justice Now (formerly World Development Movement) are a democratic social justice organisation working as part of a global movement to challenge the powerful and create a more just and equal world. They mobilise people in the UK for change, and act in solidarity with those fighting injustice, particularly in the global south.

66 Offley Road, London SW9 0LS
020 7820 4900

GM Freeze

GM Freeze is working to help create a world in which our food is produced responsibly, fairly and sustainably. We consider and raise the profile of concerns about the impact of genetic modification. We inform, inspire, represent and support those who share our concerns. We campaign for a moratorium on GM food and farming in the UK and oppose the patenting of genetic resources.

80 Cyprus Street, Stretford, Manchester, M32 8BE
0845 217 8992

GMB (Britain's General Union)

The GMB is a general union of 700,000 people of whom nearly 40% are women.The three capital letters GMB is the registered name of the union. The union today is the sum of a number of mergers of longstanding trades unions covering several production and service sectors and trades.

20-24 Worple Road, London, SW19 4DD
020 8947 3131 Fax: 020 8944 6552

Green Alliance (Observer)

Green Alliance is a charity and independent think tank focused on achieving ambitious leadership for the environment. Since 1979, they have been working with a growing network of influential leaders in business, NGOs and politics to stimulate new thinking and dialogue on environmental policy, and increase political action and support for environmental solutions in the UK. Their projects involve in depth research and advocacy by our experts, often in partnership with other organisations and interests. High profile events and specialist seminars provide important opportunities for dialogue with key decision makers. Green Alliance also host Inside Track as a home for debate on UK environmental policy and politics. As well as providing our own views, this is a popular platform for perspectives from other leading commentators.

4th floor Victoria Charity Centre, 11 Belgrave Road, London SW1V 1RB
020 7233 7433


H.U.S.H (UK E. Coli Support Group)

Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome Help (HUSH) is a charitable organisation which was set up in 1997 following the outbreak of E.coli 0157 in Central Scotland (Wishaw) when 20 people died and there were 497 reported cases. This tragedy brought together families from throughout the U.K. whose lives were affected by the bacterium and HUSH was formed.

79 Hayes End Road, Hayes, Middlesex UB4 8EJ
0800 731 4679

Harper Adams University Department of Food Science & Agri-Food Supply Chain Management

The Department educates undergraduate and postgraduate students, undertakes research in a wide range of food and agriculture issues, provides knowledge transfer services including training, and offers workforce development, mainly to food industry employees.

Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
01952 820 280

Health Education Trust

Health Education Trust is a UK registered charity, formed to promote the development of health education for young people in the UK. The Health Education Trust is dedicated to initiating and supporting work with young people (children and teenagers, young adults, students, pupils) to encourage the growth of healthy lifestyles.

14a Shrubland Road, London E8 4NN
01789 773 915 Fax: 01789 773 915

Hyperactive Children's Support Group

The aims of the group are; to help and support hyperactive children and their parents, conduct research, promote investigation into the incidence of hyperactivity in the U.K., investigate its causes and treatments and to spread information concerning the condition.

c/o 71 Whyke Lane, Chichester, PO19 2LD
Helpline numbers for emergencies only 01243 551 313 Fax: 01243 521 019


Institute for Food, Brain and Behaviour

The brain's essential nutrients are just that - essential to the brain and behaviour. IFBB conducts research into the link between nutrition and behaviour, promoting public understanding and working to effect policy change. They are trying to understand where and how nutritional intervention will benefit the community: in schools, social services and the justice system. Potential cost-savings are significant, and the costs of improving nutrition are relatively modest.

106-108 Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE
0800 644 0322

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

IIED is a policy and action research organisation which promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built. IIED specialise in linking local priorities to global challenges across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific. They work with some of the worlds most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them — from village councils to international conventions.

80-86 Grays Inn Road London WCIX 8NH
0203 4637399


Keep Britain Tidy

Keep Britain Tidy helps people to improve where they live and how they live focusing on three goals: reducing litter, improving parks and green spaces and ending waste by being resourceful. We facilitate positive change for people and communities by working in collaboration with other organisations and individuals including businesses, government, volunteers and our civil society partners We influence others to enable improvements through social innovation and research, setting standards for high quality places, influencing policy and delivering programmes and services.

Elizabeth House, The Pier, Wigan WN3 4EX
020 7549 0300

Kindling Trust

Kindling is working towards a just and ecologically sustainable society. They work with communities, farmers, practitioners, activists, and policy makers to create and support progressive projects that bring about lasting and genuine change. They aim to catalyse social change through progressive yet practical projects, with a long term aim to establish a rural base where they can bring together, demonstrate and build on all three strands of their work: sustainable production, sustainable living and sustainable activism.

Unit 19, 41 Old Birley St, Hulme, Manchester M15 5RF
0161 226 2242


Land Workers' Alliance

The Alliance is a producer-led organisation of small-scale producers and family farmers who use sustainable methods to produce food, fuel and fibre. They raise awareness of the role that our members play in providing food security, environmental stewardship, livelihoods, strong communities, animal welfare and high-quality affordable food. They work to overcome the obstacles land-based workers face by building alliances, encouraging solidarity and campaigning for better policy for agro-ecology and food sovereignty.

Conifers, West Bexington, Dorchester DT2 9DD

Linking Environment and Farming (LEAF)

LEAF is a farming and environmental charity working with farmers. It is committed to a viable agriculture which is environmentally and socially responsible and ensures the continuity of supply of safe, affordable food, while conserving and enhancing the fabric and wildlife of the British countryside for future generations. It is responsible for the LEAF Marque labelling scheme.

The National Agricultural Centre Stoneleigh Park Warwickshire CV8 2LZ
024 7641 3911


Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society works to create seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution-free beaches and bathing waters. It is a registered charity, funded by grants and donations, with 5000 members and its activities include producing popular guides to sustainable seafood for the public and professionals.

Over Ross House, Ross Park, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7QQ
01989 566017

Marine Stewardship Council

(Observer) The Marine Stewardship Council is the sustainable seafood standard setting body and is also a registered charity. As well as setting this standard and administering the trademark ecolabel, the Council also promotes the standard so more organisations use it and people buy more certified products.

Marine House, 1 Snow Hill, London EC1 2DH
020 7246 8900

McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health

The McCarrison Society for Nutrition and Health was formed in 1966 by a group of doctors, dentists and a veterinarian, all members of the Soil Association, who were convinced of the supreme importance of nutrition in the promotion of health and the prevention of disease.

Box Nutr Health, London, WC1N 3XX


Medact is a London-based global health charity whose goal is to inspire and enable health professionals to act on the social, political, ecological and economic determinants of health and health inequality.

The Grayston Centre, 28 Charles Square, London N1 6HT
020 7324 4734


National Federation of Women's Institutes

The WI is the largest voluntary organisation for women. Through close community ties and wide-ranging activities, the WI plays a unique role in enabling women to turn their interests into achievements and their concerns into campaigns.

104 New Kings Road, Fulham, London, SW6 4LY
020 7371 9300 Fax: 020 7736 3652

National Trust

The Trust looks after special places, for ever, for everyone. It conserves and promotes access to natural and cultural heritage in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, including through education and volunteering.

32 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AS

Natural England

Natural England conserves and enhances the natural environment, for its intrinsic value, the wellbeing and enjoyment of people and the economic prosperity that it brings.

Natural England County Hall, Spetchley Road Worcester WR5 2NP
0300 0602923

New Economics Foundation

The New Economics Foundation works to construct a new economy centred on people and the environment. The new economy envisioned includes a new perspective on wealth which emphasises quality of life for the human race and the environment. Founded in 1986, it is now one of the UK's most creative and effective independent think tanks, combining research, advocacy, training and practical action.

10 Salamanca Place, London SE1 7HB
020 7820 6300

Nourish Scotland

Nourish Scotland has many projects and campaigns that cut across food and poverty, health, environment, climate change, and worker rights. They work in partnership with people with lived experience, other civil society organisations, and decision-makers to change policy and practice. For the next 2-5 years their focus is on the Good Food Nation Bill – together with partners in the Scottish Food Coalition they are campaigning for framework legislation on food governance to protect and progress the right to food.

Summerhall, Edinburgh, EH9 1PL
0131 226 1497


Oral Health Foundation

The Foundation aims to serve the public interest by improving awareness of, and access to, the means of maintaining better oral health, particularly amongst disadvantaged groups such as those on lower incomes, the disabled, the elderly and ethnic minorities.

Smile House, 2 East Union Street, Rugby CV22 6AJ
0845 063 1188

Organic Farmers and Growers (OF&G)

Organic Farmers & Growers CIC (OF&G) promotes the well-being of the UK organic food sector, by protecting the integrity of organic standards for the benefit of producers and consumers of organic food, by assisting the activities of other stakeholders in the sector and by acting as an advocate for the sector’s development, and by supporting the development of sustainable agriculture.

Old Estate Yard, Shrewsbury Road, Albrighton, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY3 4AG
01939 291800

Organic Research Centre, Elm Farm

Formerly Elm Farm Research Centre, it develops and promotes organic agriculture as the most environmentally sound way of producing healthy food. The Centre also provides information on research, conversion advice, education and policy work on organic food and farming.

Hamstead Marshall, Nr Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 0HR
01488 658 298 Fax: 01488 658 503

Organic Trade Board

The Organic Trade Board (OTB) has one mission: to grow organic sales in the UK. They do this by communicating the benefits of organic directly with consumers via their organic promotion campaign. The OTB also work with their members, the press, government and other bodies to help increase organic sales.

18 Rooksbury Road Andover SP10 2LW


Pasture-fed Livestock Association

This Community Interest Company comprises farmers, retailers, academics and anyone wishing to help promote the benefits of pastureland, including to the livestock it supports and the produce we derive from it. It has created the Pastoral brand to provide a distinct identity for ruminant livestock reared purely and simply upon pasture, based on production standards which clearly define what exactly is meant by 'pasture'.

None available. See online email contact service.

People Need Nature

People Need Nature exists to highlight the positive relationship between people and nature and the many benefits that nature provides. It focuses on achieving long-term positive change for nature, rather than short-term fixes.

Clifford Towers, Units 8-9, Webb Ellis Business Park, Woodside Park, Rugby CV21 2NP
07826 515494

Permaculture Association

Permaculture is a way of designing and creating sustainable environments and systems.

BCM , Permaculture Association, London WC1N 3XX
0845 458 1805

Pesticides Action Network - UK

An independent charity addressing the health and environmental problems of pesticides and working for a sustainable future.

The Brighthelm Centre, North Road, Brighton BN1 1YD
01273 964233


Royal Academy of Culinary Arts Adopt a School Trust

Adopt a School, incorporating Chefs Adopt a School and Hospitality in Schools, was founded in 1990 and is a national charity which teaches children – in a holistic way – about food, cookery, food provenance and growing, healthy eating, nutrition, hygiene and the importance of eating together. Academy chefs and hospitality professionals deliver sessions, ranging from taste and sensory to advanced practical cookery and front of house, in the classroom, in restaurants and on farms.

53 Cavendish Road, London SW12 0BL
020 8673 6300

Royal Society for Public Health

The Society was founded in 1876 with the aim of promoting the continuous improvement in human health through education, communication and the encouragement of scientific research.

John Snow House, 59 Mansell Street, London E1 8AN
020 7265 7300

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) Assured

The RSPCA promotes kindness and prevents cruelty to animals through, for example, re-homing, education (and prosecution, where necessary), campaigning, and setting welfare standards for fram animals and working with industry and government to improve conditions for farm animals.

Wilberforce WaySouthwaterHorshamW. Sussex RH13 9RS
0300 1234 555 Advice line
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Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Since its founding in 1889, the RSPB has grown into Europe's largest wildlife conservation charity, with more than a million members. It has offices across the UK and while its original campaign, to end the plumage trade, was successful, it has widened its sphere of influence to include a huge range of issues that affect both wildlife and habitats.

The Lodge, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 2DL
01767 680 551 Fax: 01767 692 365

RSPCA Assured/Freedom Food

Freedom Food is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (see below) that works with the food and farming industry to provide credible and trustworthy animal welfare assurances schemes, and raises consumer awareness.

Wilberforce Way, SouthwaterHorshamRH13 9RS
0300 123 0014


School Food Matters

School Food Matters aims to ensure that every child enjoys fresh, sustainable food at school and understands where their food comes from. The charity works with local authorities, schools, parents and children to improve school meals and support food education through cooking, growing and links with local farms.

151 Sheen Lane, London SW14 8LR
020 8878 8333

School of Artisan Food

The School of Artisan Food exists to teach all aspects of artisan food production. It offers a unique opportunity for people of all skill levels to expand their knowledge through a wide range of short courses, and a one-year Advanced Diploma, regardless of their background or means so that they can contribute to the revived food economy and food culture.

Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck, Nottinghamshire S80 3LR
01909 532 171

Scottish Crofting Federation

The Federation is the largest association of small-scale food producers in the UK, and their work safeguards and promotes the rights, livelihoods and culture of crofters and their communities. The Federation protects these interests at Scottish, UK and European levels.

Unit 26/1B, Kyle Industrial Estate, Kyle 1V40 8AX
01599 566 365

Shared Assets

Shared Assets help clients across the public, private and community sectors develop new ways of managing land that are financially sustainable and that create livelihoods and shared public benefits.

CAN Mezzanine, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

Slow Food in the UK

Slow Food in the UK is a catalyst for positive and lasting change for people who seek food which is good, clean and fair. They work to break down barriers to a better understanding and help people make informed choices.

Kemp House, 152 City Road, London EC1V 2NX
020 7099 1132

Soil Association

The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who were concerned about the way our food was produced. Over 50 years they have grown in complexity and scope but at their core remains the fundamental link between healthy soil, healthy food and healthy people.

South Plaza, Marlborough Street, Bristol, BS1 3NX
0117 929 0661 Fax: 0117 925 2504

Sustainable Food Trust

The mission of the Sustainable Food Trust is to accelerate the transition towards more sustainable food systems. Rather than replicating the work of other organisations, we work catalytically on an international scale, building partnerships with individuals and organisations in leadership positions to unlock the barriers to change.

38 Richmond St, Bristol BS3 4TQ
+44 (0) 117 987 1467


The Orchard Project

The Urban Orchard Project is a charity dedicated to creating skilled communities to plant, care for and harvest fruit trees, connecting urban communities and increasing access to fruit. Their purpose is to create and restore community orchards, helping communities grow food locally, increasing access to fresh fruit, enhancing urban green spaces and creating cities with a high quality of life for inhabitants.

48 Collier Street London N1 9QZ

This Is Rubbish

This is Rubbish works to reduce industry and supply chain food waste in the UK and beyond, using policy campaigns, education, the arts and public events. Their campaigns include Stop the Rot which has the twin aims of calling for publicly accountable transparency for food waste in the UK food supply chain and for ambitious industry targets to reduce this food waste. The campaign calls for this to happen through voluntary CSR initiatives by UK businesses and through regulation at national and international levels. It is particularly focused on a public petition and lobbying for mandatory food waste reduction targets in the EU circular economy package.

This is Rubbish CIC (TiR) 42 Downsfield Rd, London E17 8BZ

Traidcraft Exchange

Traidcraft Exchange includes overseas operations in East Africa and South Asia that carry out projects focused upon business development and poverty alleviation. Traidcraft Exchange’s UK operation exists to conduct campaigns and policy research on how international trade can be done in a fairer and more equitable way.

Traidcraft Exchange, The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London SE11 5RR
020 3752 5720


UK Food Group

The UK Food Group (UKFG) exists to promote action on global food security through the collective effort of civil society.

c/o Sustain, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4LT
020 7065 0879

UK Health Forum

Formerly the National Heart Forum, the UK Health Forum is a leading alliance of over 40 national organisations working to prevent the range of non-communicable diseases that share common risk factors such as unhealthy diets, smoking and lack of physical activity.

Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London, EC4Y 8JX
Tel: 020 7832 6920


UNISON is Britain's biggest trade union with over 1.3 million members. Our members are people working in the public services, for private contractors providing public services and the essential utilities. They include frontline staff and managers working full or part time in local authorities, the NHS, the police service, colleges and schools, the electricity, gas and water industries, transport and the voluntary sector.

Unison Centre, 130 Euston Road, London NW1 2AY
0845 355 0845


Unite was formed from the Transport and General Workers Union and Amicus, and is an organisation for working people, built on volunteers and founded in collective action. The Agricultural Workers Group continues, in the new union.

128 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8TN
020 7611 2500


Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Society is a charity working to represent, support and increase the number of vegetarians in the UK. We provide free information and resources to individuals, schools, the food industry, health professionals and others. We campaign on a range of vegetarian issues, work with the media, run National Vegetarian Week and have our own Cordon Vert cookery school.

Parkdale Dunham Road Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4QG
0161 928 0793


Which? (formerly Consumers' Association)

It champions consumer views on a wide range of issues, including through its exstensive range of 'Which?' publications.

2 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 4DF
020 7770 7000 Fax: 020 7770 7666

Wholesome Food Association

The association promotes a "local symbol" scheme to encourage natural and authentic food and farming, educate about the health and social benefits of eating wholesome food, and help renew local economies and communities.

33 Hamilton House, Lonsdale, Wolverton, Buckinghamshire MK12 5FL

Wildlife and Countryside Link

Wildlife and Countryside Link brings together environmental voluntary organisations in the UK united by their common interest in the conservation and enjoyment of the natural and historic environment.

89 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TP
020 7820 8600

Women's Environmental Network

WEN offers support and guidance on how to take positive, practical action at home and in your local community.

Ground Floor, 20 Club Row, London, E2 7EY
020 7481 9004 Fax: 020 7481 9144

World Cancer Research Fund UK

The World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF UK) is dedicated to saving lives by funding cancer research and providing education programmes that expand our understanding of the importance of our food and lifestyle choices in the cancer process.

22 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3HH
020 7343 4200 Fax: 020 7343 4201

World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

WWOOF UK is a membership charity, teaching people about organic growing and low-impact lifestyles through hands-on experience in the UK.

PO Box 2207, Buckingham MK18 9BW
01280 309133


WWF Scotland aims to ensure that people and wildlife co-exist harmoniously. Their diverse work encompasses tackling overfishing, pollution and increased shipping in UK waters. They are addressing climate change head on by progressing the Climate Change Act of 2009 to reduce 80% of carbon emissions by 2050 and obtain 50% of Scotlands energy from renewable sources by 2030.

The TUN, 4 Jacksons Entry, Holyrood Road, Edinburgh EH8 8PJ
0131 659 9100


The mission of WWF-UK is to conserve species and habitats in the United Kingdom and around the world for the benefit of all life on Earth.

The Living Planet Centre, Rufford House, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL
01483 426 444 Fax: 01483 426 409

Members news

Danone criticised for premature baby advert

First Steps Nutrition lead a campaign to get Danone Nutricia to withdraw an advert which appeared in health professional literature. The advert implies that vulnerable babies will ‘survive and thrive’ when given infant formula.

‘Don’t Hide What’s Inside’

GM Freeze call for compulsory GM labelling and strict regulation on growing and importing GM crops.


Scholarships to study sustainable fish

The Marine Stewardship Council offers funding for students studying sustainable fisheries.

How organic farming can make the UK a world leader in food

The Organic Research Centre is awarded government funding for two major research projects on organic farming.

Half our consumption of meat by 2050 to save the planet

Greenpeace launch a campaign to drastically reduce our meat and dairy production and consumption to avoid dangerous climate change.

Food policy in an age of doubt

The Centre for Food Policy’s next Food Thinkers event discusses consumer trust in food system.

Supermarkets drive food waste on UK farms

A new report by Feedback reveals the shocking scale of food waste on farms.

Food Waste

How to make money from uplands farming

The Pasture-Fed Livestock Association have received funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund to try and make upland farming more profitable.

Rothamsted Research plan new GM crop trial in open fields

GM Freeze ask for help to challenge this trial of modified oilseed rape seeds.

Half of Brits are unaware of exploitation in the food chain

To mark the start of Fairtrade Fortnight new research shows that 26% of Brits never think about who produces their food and almost half of us are unaware of exploitation in the food chain.

Ethical Eats



Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

Sustain advocates food and agriculture policies and practices that enhance the health and welfare of people and animals, improve the working and living environment, promote equity and enrich society and culture.