Resilient Green Spaces

Open Food Network, Development Trusts Association Wales and The Landworkers’ Alliance have joined forces to select five enterprising and sustainable food hubs in communities across Wales to provide food that is good for people, good for the environment and good for local business by promoting short supply chains.

We’re delighted to announce that the five organisations that were successful in being selected to develop a food hub were: 

The opportunity is part of Resilient Green Spaces, a £1.27m partnership project piloting alternative and relocalised food systems through testing what local people can achieve together in their green spaces through six strands of work.  

Organisations from across Wales applied and were selected following a 2-stage application process, the new support package will run until June 2023 to help five hubs really thrive! The package of support 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 you and your 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.  

The food hubs will have access to support from all the project partners including access to the OFN learning and support resources.  

“This is such a fantastic project to be part of. We’re working alongside some brilliant partners to deliver a really decent package of support for the food hubs. The hubs themselves are a real inspiration, it’s an honour to be able to support and work with them – they are the future of the food system in Wales.”

~ Jo da Silva, Project Support for OFN on the Resilient Green Spaces food hubs project

Find out more

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

Open Food Network is proud to be a member of the Resilient Green Spaces partnership.The £1.27m partnership project is being led by Social Farms & Gardens to pilot alternative re-localised food systems using communities and their green spaces as the driving force for change across Wales until June 2023.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.