Soil Association

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.

Sustainable Food Cities
Sustainable Food Cities

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. 

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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.


For further information visit the Sustainable Food Cities website.