We are very proud of all our achievements around food in the city.
Silver Sustainable Food Cities Award Winner
In March 2015, we were awarded Silver Sustainable Food City, becoming the first city to win this acclaim. It's a great achievement for all the food work happening in Brighton & Hove. Read our blog to find out what impressed the judges the most.
"Brighton & Hove were the inspiration for the Sustainable Food Cities programme – they are true trailblazers leading the way of one of the fastest growing social movements in the UK today." Tom Andrews, Programme Manager, Sustainable Food Cities
Sustainable Food Cities is a national initiative run by a coalition of NGOs led by the Soil Association, Food Matters and Sustain, and funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation.
The Sustainable Food Cities Network helps people and places share challenges, explore practical solutions and develop best practice on key food issues.
Other awards and recognition
- Winner of the Most Innovative Public Sector Service Collaboration at the Community Works Sector Stars Award for the development of the Food Poverty Action Plan. This was a cross-sector collaboration with over 50 partners across the city. (2016)
- Winner of The City Innovation Challenge Business Award (2016)
- Winner of the Soil Association's Catering Mark Champion Award for Brighton & Hove City Council adopting minimum buying standards. These standards require all major catering contracts to achieve the Catering Mark within their first year of contract. The Food Partnership developed this policy in partnership with the council. (2015)
- Best Community Food Growing project for Harvest Brighton & Hove, Local Food Awards (2013)
- Community Works Sector Stars Award for the Food Bank / Emergency Food Network (2013)
- Runner-up Best Environmental Project for Harvest Brighton & Hove, National Lottery Awards (2012)
- The Food Partnership was invited to give evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on Sustainable Food (2011) and to the All Party Parliamentary Enquiry on Hunger and Food Poverty (2014)
- In 2013, our ' Planning Advisory Note' encouraging food growing in new building developments (partnership with Food Matters and Brighton & Hove City Council) was awarded:
- Royal Institute of Town Planning Southeast Innovation award
- Honourable Mention from the World Green Building Council (in partnership with UN Habitat)
- Highly commended in the innovation category of the London and South East Construction in Excellence Awards