Sustainable Food Cities is an alliance of public, private and third sector organisations that believe in the power of food as a vehicle for driving positive change and are committed to promoting sustainable food for the benefit of people and the planet.
The programme is run by a coalition of NGOs, led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain. The ultimate aim is for participating towns and cities to take a joined-up approach to food, so that public agencies, NGOs, businesses and communities work together to make healthy and sustainable food a defining characteristic of where they live.
The Foundation originally funded Sustainable Food Cities with a three year grant in 2013 to develop the programme in model cities Belfast, Bournemouth, Cardiff, Liverpool, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Stockport, as well as supporting learning and exchange between the rapidly growing membership of the Sustainable Food Cities Network. We are continuing our support of the programme with a further three year grant of £1,698,186 made in 2016.