Feeding the City Start Up

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.

Feeding the City Start Up is a free 12-month incubation programme to support people who are passionate about creating sustainable food-related businesses that benefit communities.


Meet the incredible sustainable-food entrepreneurs we’re supporting in 2020 here!

First launched in 2018, Feeding the City: Start Up is a nationwide, year-long programme that supports teams to tackle a problem in their community by starting a food business. Each team receives a bursary, access to advice from food experts, and training from Impact Hub consultants and partners.

We are so proud to release our Impact Report, highlighting all the amazing things our programme participants have achived in starting their own food related businesses and helping to create a more sustainable food system that is better for people and planet.

How it works

Find out more

Applications for our 2020 cohort are now closed.

Sign-up here, to receive information on future opening dates, or join the Feeding the City Start Up Facebook group here.

Find out more and whether the programme is right for you on our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) sheet.

If you have any questions, please email Emma at [email protected].


FTC Accelerate

Do you have an existing sustainable food business that is ready to scale? Check out Feeding the City: Accelerate, our 6 month growth programme designed to help you overcome the key challenges that sustainable food businesses face when they come to scale.