Welcome to 2nd Good Food Cardiff Autumn Festival!
The Festival is a Covid-19 secure, city-wide programme of food events to help communities to grow their own food, share produce and connect with neighbours. Stronger communities will be better able to recover from lockdown and deal with future challenges.
The festival will also celebrate Cardiff’s Silver Sustainable Food Places Award and launch Cardiff’s 5 Good Food Goals which have been developed by over 2,500 people in the city.
By taking part, you’ll be building on the success of last year’s Autumn Festival where community groups, gardens, local businesses and schools organised 45 events and activities, attracting around 4,000 attendees and distributed more than 5,000 vegetable plants.
Food Cardiff are offering small grants of £50 – £150 to enable not for profit groups to host events or activities as part of the festival. The money can be used for activity costs (for example, seeds, transport, technology, food etc.), equipment (for example, induction hobs, fridges, durable gardening tools, compost stations etc.), staff costs, or a combination of the three.
We invite applications for events which promote the 5 Good Food Goals (see below) and take place in the Cardiff Local Authority area between the 16th and 24th October 2021.
17th September – Applications Open
24th September 12 – 1pm – Q&A for potential applicants
29th September 6pm – Applications Close
30th September – Applicants notified of outcome
Good Food Goals
- A Healthy Cardiff: We want to ensure everyone has access to, has choice over and can afford nourishing, healthy and culturally appropriate food
- An Environmentally Sustainable Cardiff: We want the way food is produced, bought and consumed to benefit nature, tackle climate change and prevent food waste.
- An Empowering Food Movement: We want to see communities working together to shape their local food system, and for people to have opportunities to learn and develop skills in growing, cooking and nutrition.
- A Thriving Local Food Economy: We want healthy, environmentally sustainable and resilient food businesses to be at the heart of our local economy, and people working in this sector earn a decent living.
- A Fair and Connected Food System: We want to see food-related issues and solutions included across all local policies and to see people work together to ensure action is joined up, and fairly distributed across communities and areas of the city