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
- match-making growers and buyers
- promotional events
Urban Harvest 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.
This autumn we're offering up to £50 in match funding for enterprising actvities in gardens during The Urban Harvest on Saturday 22 September.
Gardens must be registered to join The Urban Harvest and can then apply to receive match funds. From fresh fruit and vegetables, salad bag and herb bundles, to garden preserves and prepared foods with harvested produce - The Urban Harvest is a great opportunity to raise some funds for your garden!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org