Growing Enterprise

Our Growing Enterprise support helps Capital Growth sites who are trying out or running enterprise activities, fundraising events or selling produce to local restaurants and market stalls. Our support includes:

  • site visits to help with crop planning
  • grow-to-sell training
  • microgrants
  • match-making growers and buyers
  • promotional events

Winter Matchfund

The Growing Enterprise Matchfund is to encourage enterprising food production in London, particularly among those who are new to selling produce or are trying out new activities to generate income. This scheme is supported by the Mayor of London.

Congratulations to our Winter Matchfund applicants in 2017, who have each received up to £100 to ‘match’ the sales of their London-produced food or associated food products over the winter.

Resources

The publications below are excellent resources for growers, both within and beyond London. Each are available to download and we hope you find them useful.

  • Growing Enterprise Guide - Detailed advice and practical information about how to sell what you grow in the city, from small scale farmgate sales to full-fledged business
  • Reaping Rewards II - New findings from the Harvest-ometer 2013-2014 growing season about harvest yields across London
  • Grow More Food: Top Tips - An overview of how to improve your growing site's yield
  • A Growing Trade - An informative report for communities looking to trade their produce
  • A Healthy Profit - A simple guide to pricing the food you make or grow
     

For more information or to join the Growing Enterprise newsletter, please email maddie@sustainweb.org

 

Capital Growth

Capital Growth is London's Food Growing Network, with over 2000 members. Whether you are growing at home, as part of an allotment, in a community group or school you can join for free to receive benefits such as discounts, advice and monthly enewsletters.

Capital Growth
C/o Sustain
Development House
56 - 64 Leonard Street
London
EC2A 4LT

020 7065 0902
capitalgrowth@sustainweb.org
www.capitalgrowth.org

Capital Growth is a project of Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming.

Last updated: 29/04/2016
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