News / Sustain

Five new food hubs set to open in Wales

A series of enterprising and sustainable food hubs will be established in Welsh communities to promote short supply chains, providing food that is good for people, the environment and local business.

RGS Innovative Food Hubs . Credit: Social Farms & Gardens

RGS Innovative Food Hubs . Credit: Social Farms & Gardens

Open Food Network, The Land Workers’ Alliance (both members of Sustain) and Development Trusts Association Wales joined forces to select the five organisations that were successful, including:

The opportunity is part of Resilient Green Spaces, led by Social Farms & Gardens, a £1.27m partnership project in Wales piloting alternative and relocalised food systems through testing what local people can achieve together in their green spaces.

A package of support for the hubs will run until June 2023 to help them really thrive. It will include:

  • Access to funding to support staff time and a grant to cover the purchase of equipment.
  • A package of regular support and training until June 2023 to help the organisation develop an effective, viable Food Hub.
  • Expert support in business planning, funding, marketing, community engagement and more. The five food hubs will use the Open Food Network (OFN) as an initial framework for their enterprise.

For more information about the wider Resilient Green Spaces project, and for other opportunities for communities as part of the project, please go to the Social Farms & Gardens website.

Sustain annual conference - 8 December

Book now

Published 1 Mar 2022

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

Latest related news

Event

Sustain annual conference - 8 December

Support our charity

Donate to enhance the health and welfare of people, animals and the planet.

Donate

Sustain
The Green House
244-254 Cambridge Heath Road
London E2 9DA

020 3559 6777
sustain@sustainweb.org

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.

© Sustain 2022
Registered charity (no. 1018643)
Data privacy & cookies

Sustain