MD1328 GLA Food Economy Programme 2014-15
MD994 signed in May 2012 confirmed the allocation of funding for the Mayor’s Food Programme for 2012-15 and approved the budget for 12/13. The MD agreed that following years’ programme would be subject of further approvals.
Following the budget prioritisation process for 14/15 the Food Programme budget has been confirmed – including the £400,000 originally agreed under MD994 plus £550,000 investment from the central programme budget to deliver the School Food Plan’s Flagship Boroughs project (Flagship Boroughs project) which has attracted a further £600,000 investment from the Department for Education. The investment for the Flagship Boroughs Project covers activities to be undertaken in both 2014/15 and 2015/16.
Since May 2012 the Food Programme has continued successfully to deliver initiatives that support London’s food economy and increase the health and sustainability of food in London. The Programme has already attracted the commitment of considerable external funding from the Lottery, the Department for Education and from the private sector for projects that will increase greatly the impact of GLA investment.