Posted 24th Apr 2023

OASES and Food Durham – the County Durham Food Partnership, is celebrating today after being awarded nearly £180k in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK.

OASES and Food Durham will use this funding, along with some additional funding from Sustainable Food Places, to support the food partnership over the next three years. The partnership will work strategically to develop a sustainable local food system as well as supporting communities to grow their own food.  This will help to create a thriving local food culture in County Durham.  The Food Durham co-ordinator will support the strategic partnership, provide events and networking opportunities within and across communities and strengthen links with community-based networks by supporting community groups to grow, prepare and cook locally grown food.  The project aims to facilitate access to locally grown, healthy and affordable food for all.