The Brief

Growing Livelihoods is working to create, test and promote new opportunities in smaller-scale food growing. 

Growing Livelihoods is a partnership between the Carnegie UK Trust, Plunkett Foundation and the Land Settlement Association Charitable Trust.  It builds on a connection starting in 1934 through the Land Settlement Association, a pioneering scheme which enabled thousands of people to achieve livelihoods as food growers which they would not have been able to achieve alone.

Through Growing Livelihoods, we are supporting projects aimed at those new to the sector, young people or those seeking a new direction. This initiative has a particular focus on the use of co-operation and innovation to help create viable livelihoods in this sector.

Phase 1 of the project began in September 2014, supporting five projects in the UK and Ireland.  With funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation , (phase 2) allowed us to offer support to a further five projects in August 2015.

Please click on the points on the map to the right of the page to find out more about the projects in that area.

The final report of the project can be found here.





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