Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition

Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition

Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition is Oldham’s borough-wide partnership, taking a holistic approach to coordinating the delivery of ‘Fair Access to Food for All’ in Oldham.

The purpose of Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition is to work in partnership to support key food priorities and drive a sustainable and co-operative approach to food.

At the heart of this, it’s about everybody doing their bit, and everybody benefitting – and empowering a partnership with shared ambitions across Oldham.

What are the priorities?

 There are five main priorities that guide this work. `

  1. Make it Pay
  2. Grow More
  3. Share More
  4. Learn More
  5. Waste Less

To better communicate the five key priorities, we have developed a range of visuals to highlight activity and examples of what each areas relates to (click thumbnails to enlarge):





Who’s involved?

It is a multi-agency partnership drawn from various partners and representatives across the food system, including; Elected Members (Chair), Public Health, Get Oldham Growing, Oldham Food Network, Action Together, Environmental Services, Well North and Strategy, Partnerships and Policy.

What does it do?

It provides leadership on the role and opportunity of food, seeking agreement for action and implementation of food priorities, developing a clear and consistent vision and coordinating the approach across partners. It also;

 Provides oversight of food activity that supports shared ambitions

  • Coordinates approaches through closer partnership working
  • Develops a sustainable approach to food
  • Reshapes Oldham’s reputation as an ambitious, healthy and entrepreneurial place
  • Communicates Oldham’s priorities and ambitions
  • Informs and influences wider priorities which support a sustainable food future

Growing Oldham: Feeding Ambition brings together a considerable diversity of food action in the borough, sitting over the following groups and projects:

  • Get Oldham Growing: the visible identity for the work around local, healthy food growing in Oldham
  • Oldham Food Network: community-led network that coordinates ‘grassroots’ and sustainable food activity, communicates actions and events, and promotes food enterprise
  • End Hunger Oldham: a 2-year campaign to tackle food poverty and end hunger
  • Well North: a collaboration between public health and government bodies that helps local people to have healthy and vibrant lives, and get involved in making their community an exciting and inspiring place