CSF is recruiting a freelance worker for our business work

CSF is looking for someone to continue our work with local food businesses, started in early 2016. The successful applicant will

• work with local small and medium-sized food businesses (SMEs) to sign them up to our pledge and award scheme

• work one-to-one with selected businesses to support them to reduce their food waste using new WRAP materials

• work with selected businesses to sign them up to the OLIO scheme (an app for giving away surplus food)

See the detailed job description here. Read more about our Pledge Scheme for Businesses here.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 5th June. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th June.

Funding success: Sam Dyer appointed CSF coordinator

We are delighted to say that we have been successful in our application to Sustainable Food Cities for a £10,000 grant to appoint a coordinator for one year. 11 such awards have been made, with money from the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and we are very grateful to both Sustainable Food Cities and to Esmee Fairbairn. A condition of this money was that we raise another £10,000 in match funding and we are enormously grateful to the 8 individuals and businesses who enabled us to reach this target.

We have appointed Sam Dyer as coordinator,

Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme Launch

The award winners, old and new, with Cllr Jeremy Benstead, Mayor of Cambridge

It was so great to see so many faces, old and new, at the launch for the Cambridge Sustainable Food Pledge and Award Scheme at the University Centre on the 2nd March. The afternoon was a great success, and following the Award’s successful pilot scheme last year (with funding from Cambridge City Council), we hope that this new edition of the Food Pledge and Award Scheme is as successful as the launch event.

 

Café Opportunity at The Clay Farm Centre

Looking to open a café in Cambridge? Do you already own/run a café and are looking to change/open a new premises? Cambridge City Council is inviting tenders for a café space at the new Clay Farm Centre development which could be just what you’re looking for!

In addition to the café, the development will consist of a medical centre, a library, community facilities and residential accommodation. The Clay Farm Centre will serve 3800 new homes as well as the existing Trumpington residents so should be an ideal space for a community focussed business!