Can you imagine a world where city life and sustainable food go hand in hand? In our rapidly urbanising nation, from production to processing and distribution to disposal, our cities are littered with examples of how not to do it.

We support people with big ideas to make a change, and to find solutions to these problems.

We are offering a free 12-month incubation programme. The programme is nation-wide and open to groups passionate about creating sustainable food-related businesses that benefit communities.

Find out more and keep up to date with everything Feeding the City below:

How it works

Meet the teams from 2019!

Brighton Food Factory

Brighton Food Factory aims to produce tasty, healthy, affordable meals at scale, using local suppliers. They will build a food brand for the city, owned by its residents, addressing urgent issues such as poor nutrition, school holiday hunger, poor diets from homelessness. Essentially, they believe everyone has a right to good food.

Urban Farm Shop

The mission of Urban Farm Shop is to provide a secure route to market for local producers and ethically sourced food. They aim to open a convenience retailer with this ethos, attracting busy city residents through a high quality freshly made food to good offer.

Kina Mama

Kinamama is a home delivery service of healthy organic food to new mums, postnatal and breastfeeding in the area of royal borough of North Kensington and Chelsea. They believe it takes a village to raise a child and  are here to offer their help and services


Oomph! make scrumptious chocolate from bean-to-bar with a part of the profits dedicated to provide training and employment support for women to become active economic participants and set on a path to financial independence. For every chocolate bought, a woman in London and a female farmer is empowered.

Sisterwoman Vegan

Sisterwoman vegan is a travelling community kitchen aiming to make veganism more accessible to the Black community in London. Our Afro-Caribbean meal prep and soul food catering service pairs with an interactive website with recipes, tips and other resources, as well as community food education classes, workshops and events.

Blackbirds' Micro-Bakery

Our mission is to create an environmentally sustainable, ethical bakery that works within the community providing training to help people get into employment. We will provide high quality, traditionally-made bread and cakes using locally sourced and socially responsible ingredients in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter.

The Cooking Club

Healthy, affordable home-cooked food for everyone! The Cooking Club provides meal kits and classes specially designed for people with disabilities. The kits will include the ingredients to enable individuals to make healthy meals easily. People can gain work experience by working with us to prepare the meal kits.


Tigermylk is a new kind of dairy-free milk, done in a traditional way - using reusable glass bottles. It is made from tigernuts, a tuber that has a great nutritional profile and can be grown in the UK. Tigermylk aims to be a zero-waste food system; no disposable packaging, and with all leftover pulp turned into a breakfast cereal called Tigerbites.

For more...

Sign up here to be kept in the loop about future programmes, and if you'd like some more information, please email Emma.