Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Edible Assets: Securing money for your food initiative - Complimentary Places

14th September 10am - 4pm
Where: Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EH
Local Action on Food
Many food projects and businesses are trying to change the food system – by promoting healthy food, selling local and organic produce or increasing people’s access to better food. Not only is this task large, but it is also hard to make these initiatives work, and be financially viable in the long term.

Local Action on Food runs a diverse network of businesses, community projects and individuals who care about sustainable and healthy food.

Local Action on Food would like to invite you to join them at their Edible Assets conference in Bristol on the 14th of September 2010, to explore some of the possible avenues for food projects and enterprises to become more financially viable.

The event will explore:

• Grants and Funding - What’s available? Is it the best route for your project?

• Selling Services - What can you offer your local authority, local businesses or NHS?

• Raising money in other ways - Would trading, community investments, loans or social enterprise work for you?

Projects from in and around Bristol will be showcasing their work later in the afternoon at the first ever Local Action on Food Networking event.

Speakers at the event will include:

• Tom MacMillan, Food Ethics Council

• Triodos Bank

• The Real Food Store, Exeter

• Co-operatives UK

• "Making Local Food Work" Community finance and business planning experts

• Experts from the funding world including Local Food Fund

Local Food Links, Bridport
Ideal for All, Sandwell


A small number of complimentary places are available for Local Food projects to attend this event, so to find out more and enquire please contact Suzanne on 020 7837 1228 or alternatively by email to Suzanne@sustainweb.org