Claire Pritchard

Claire Pritchard        Director GCDA– social enterprise agencies focusing on the development, support and growth of services that support the health, environmental and financial sustainability of vulnerable communities across London.
Including current  support to 100+ community food projects across Greenwich.  

Lived in South-East London for 25 years.  Studied BSC in Institutional Catering (Metropolitan) & Diploma from Deventer College Institutional Management, The Netherlands
1996 – 2002 working in and established community food projects initially managing a food growing and box scheme project in Lambeth - Green Adventure, then an organic food growing and box scheme project in Stoke Newington – Growing Communities. 2002 - 2008 Strategic Project Manager Food and Health at GCDA.
Completing community needs assessments or feasibility studies to establish need and interest, governance and legal structure development, project development, business planning, financial management systems, partnership working, fundraising & reporting, sustainable procurement and supplier knowledge, and the practical work involved in establishing projects that, in most cases become independent social enterprises or community owned.  
2007 – 2009 Project Manager for Good Food Training for London  
delivered in partnership with Sustain – the Alliance for Better Food and Farming and Greenwich Teaching Primary Care Trust.  
Board & Partnerships
o    London Food Board since 2005
o    Working Party Member London Food Link, Sustain
o    Sat on Hilary Benns council for food policy advisors
o    Advisor for RSWT Local Food Fund  
o    Consultant for specialist enterprise support for the Plunket lead ’Making Local Food Work’
o    Food & Health Strategy Group for Greenwich which is a partnership between the local authority, PCT and voluntary sector
o    Health and Wellbeing Strategic Partnership Group LBG & NHS Greenwich
o    Chair of the Albany Theatre – Deptford
o    Chair of the Director of the Greenwich Community Food Co-op
o    Caroline Walker Award for Individual Campaigner 2006

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