The main way that Sustain fulfils its aims is through running a multitude of different projects and campaigns to improve food and farming, with the help of our members and other supporters.
This page lists all of Sustain's active projects and campaigns; and links to key archive information from completed Sustain work.
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We are calling on local areas to provide 50 working public drinking fountains.
Bucks Food Partnership
Providing the framework to generate and support local action to improve the food system in Buckinghamshire.
We believe everyone should have the opportunity to grow food as part of a healthy, resilient food system and we are working with our network of growers in London to make this happen.
Children's Food Campaign
Better food and food teaching for children in schools, and protection of children from junk food marketing are the aims of Sustain's high-profile Children's Food Campaign. We also want clear food labelling that can be understood by everyone,...
Climate change and nature
Sustain has taken a keen interest in the rapidly accumulating evidence about the effect of food and farming on climate change and nature, as scientific evidence emerges that our food system is a very significant contributor to greenhouse gas...
Coronavirus Food Alert
Sustain's work on food resilience in the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.We are helping secure food for vulnerable people and supporting local emergency responses.
Building a network of community food co-ops and food buying groups across the UK to help new groups get off the ground and existing groups to thrive.
Food for the Planet
Food for the Planet is helping local authorities, businesses and organisations take simple actions to tackle the climate and nature emergency through food.
Food Learning Forum
The Food Learning Forum is a peer-learning network of food focused organisations that connects and develops the food and farming sector through learning, development and peer discussion.
Over 5 million people in the UK struggle to get enough to eat. We’re working to change that through people-powered projects and campaigns that tackle the root causes of food poverty and ensure everyone has dignified access to healthy, affordable...
Food Power is an exciting new programme working with local communities across the UK to strengthen their ability to reduce food poverty.
Leading an ambitious citizen-driven transition of the European food system towards a low carbon, circular future.
Good to Grow
Good to Grow Day is all about getting people involved in their local community garden. We hold national events across the UK that aim to raise the profile of community gardens and encourage more people to take part.
Good Trade Campaign
Campaigning for good trade that benefits people and the planet at home and overseas.
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...
With more than 50,000 readers, The Jellied Eel is the magazine for ethical eating in the capital. Published by Sustain's London Food Link to celebrate the best of London's local larder, each issue showcases the people and projects helping to...
London Food Link
This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent...
National Food Strategy
Launched in two parts over 2020-2021, the National Food Strategy is an independent review commissioned by government to set out a vision and a plan for a better food system.
Older People’s Food Campaign
Meals on wheels services support thousands of older people every day to stay independent in their own homes and enrich their lives.
Giving a voice to parents concerned about the food environment their children grow up in.
Planning Food Cities
Find out how to get involved shaping the future of your local area to create a more sustainable and local food system.
Real Bread Campaign
The Real Bread Campaign finds and shares ways to make bread better for us, better for our communities and better for the planet. Whether your interest is local food, community-focussed small enterprises, honest labelling, therapeutic baking, or...
Right to Food
Everyone has the right to enjoy safe, nutritious and sustainable food. This project advocates the realisation of the Right to Food in UK law.
Roots to work
Roots to Work is a platform for people to advertise and find jobs in the field of good food. We noticed there wasn’t a unique gathering place for good food opportunities to all sit together and felt it was time to make it happen in the UK.
Save Our Antibiotics
The Alliance to Save Our Antibiotics is a coalition of health, medical, environmental and animal welfare groups campaigning to stop the overuse of antibiotics in animal farming.
Sustainable farming policy
Sustain encourages integration of sustainable food and farming into local, regional and national government policies.
A campaign to protect precious marine environments and fishing livelihoods, and call for fish to be bought from sustainable sources. We want to show what can be done if people and organisations make a concerted effort to change their buying habits.
What you can do - and ask others to do - to help make our food and farming system fit for the future.
Sustainable Food Places
The Sustainable Food Places Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues, so if you are working to drive positive food change or are interested in developing a programme,...
Urban Food Fortnight
Urban Food Fortnight, the annual celebration of London's local larder, September 2019
Archived projects and campaigns
Better Food Britain
We want everyone to be able to enjoy food that is good for our health, produced in a way that supports good livelihoods, reduced waste and greenhouse gas emissions, high animal welfare and...
Better Hospital Food
The campaign represents a coalition of organisations calling on the Westminster government to introduce mandatory nutritional, environmental and ethical standards for food served to patients in NHS...
We stand at a cross-roads. When the UK leaves the European Union, will our leaders uphold good standards for our food, farming, fishing and trade deals? And will they agree a sensible deal with the...
Children's Health Fund
Set up by Jamie Oliver and Sustain in August 2015, the aim is to get restaurants to volunteer to put a 10p levy on non-alcoholic soft drinks with added sugar. This money will be paid into the...
Good Catch provides practical information for chefs, caterers and restaurateurs, making it easier for them to serve more sustainable seafood.
Good Food for Our Money Campaign
The Good Food for Our Money campaign ran from 2008 to 2011. After several notable successes, this campaign has now evolved to focus on winning healthy and sustainable food standards for hospital...
Good Food on the Public Plate
Good Food on the Public Plate (GFPP) provided a wide range of assistance to a diverse cross-section of London's public sector organisations including local authorities, hospitals, universities and...
Good Food Training
This project designed and piloted bespoke and accredited healthy and sustainable food training for caterers and buyers working in public sector institutions in London.
Sustain ran a five-year programme of work to win healthy and sustainable food standards for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Organic Sector Development
We are helping to bring the organic message to the UK consumer with the Organic. Naturally Different campaign.