Our Urban Shop is a unique pilot project that aims to help urban communities in the UK overcome the issues of buying good food locally. We've partnered with Locality and received funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation to help urban communities access the support and resources available for rural communities to set up community-owned shops.

Free final Our Urban Shop event

The pilot is drawing to a close and any urban community, organisation or individual is invited to join us at the final event on Tuesday 27 September 2016 in Birmingham from 11:30am to 3:30pm (doors open at 11). 
The day will include:
  • An inspiring case study talk from representatives from the community of Ruchazie in Glasgow
  • A talk from Nicole Hamilton from Plunkett Foundation on 'How to set up a shop in your community'
  • An opportunity to meet the Our Urban Shop grantees
  • A complimentary lunch and the chance to network with other communities
  • Interesting findings from the pilot project from our evaluator, SERIO
  • A group discussion on 'What do urban communities need in the future?' by Phil Tulba from Locality

The event is free and travel bursaries are available to support costs of getting to and from the event on a first come, first served basis. The nearest train stations to the venue are Moor Street Station (a ten minute walk) and New Street Station (a 15 minute walk). 

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Useful Resources

We've got a huge range of tools and resources in our support pages, but to get you started, here are some useful ones for you to download.