CommunityFed: Oldham – new programme to resolve food poverty

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written by

Tom Carman

Aug 23, 2022

Stir to Action are excited to launch CommunityFed:Oldham – a training programme for members of the Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise sector in Oldham who want to explore and deliver enterprising approaches to resolving food poverty in the borough.

The reliance on food banks in Oldham has increased over the last 15 years, a trend that has intensified during the pandemic and with the current cost of living crisis. CommunityFed: Oldham offers skills and training to Oldham’s voluntary, faith, community and social enterprise sectors to help them to create and deliver alternative solutions to access more local, affordable, healthy and sustainable food. The programme includes workshops, in-person and online events, study visits, and specialist support, ranging from developing community-driven food enterprises, to new business models, partnerships, and new markets for local food initiatives.

GROW Oldham - Grassroots Oldham Women's Enterprise

How do I sign up?

CommunityFed: Oldham is a programme of FREE workshops, events, study visits and more to get involved with. The first workshop is open for booking, and we’re arranging details for the rest of the programme of the activities, so watch this space as more information becomes available.


Democratic Models for Local Food with Mark Simmonds

When Monday 19 September, 09:30 - 13:00 (postponed due to the Queen's funeral - new date TBA)

What In-person workshop

Where GROW Oldham (Grassroots Oldham Women's) Enterprise, Failsworth. M35 0LP

By who? Mark Simmonds, Co-op Culture  

Using real life examples, the workshop introduces the different business and governance models used in UK community food initiatives, from charitable food access projects to co-operative farms. If you register for this event, our study visit in October to a successful Greater Manchester-based catering social enterprise may also interest you (booking opens soon).

What to expect

What you'll leave with

Space is limited - Click here to register your interest in joining the workshop!

Visit GROW Oldham - Join the workshop on 19 September!

Who is CommunityFed: Oldham for?

If you’ve answered yes to some or all of these questions, then CommunityFed: Oldham workshops, study visits, events and webinars may be for you. If you'd like to be notified of new Community Fed events and activities, sign up with your email address here.

...and who might CommunityFed: Oldham not be for?

Please remember that you can sign up to as many events as you like - if you’ve been inspired by one event, then you may like to attend another to build your knowledge and get to meet new people. In-person event places are limited, so book as soon as you can or get in touch with nicola.scott@stirtoaction.com to see if the event matches your needs.