An initiative to help drive projects that celebrate locally sourced and produced food and drink has reopened for applications until Monday 15 March.
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership’s Regional Food Fund aims to support the food and drink sector’s recovery from coronavirus (COVID-19) with £100,000 of SNP Government funding. The fund is part of the Food and Drink Recovery plan and will be managed by Scotland Food & Drink with grants of up to £5,000 available to applicants.
The Scotland Food & Drink Partnership launched the Food and Drink Recovery Plan to help the sector with its recovery from COVID and prepare for Brexit, supported by £5 million SNP Government funding for 2020/21.
The SNP Government has provided an additional £5 million over 2021/22 to help Scotland Food & Drink and industry partners to come together to work on fairer, greener and sustainable solutions to the challenges that lie ahead.
Since 2018 the fund has awarded £355,327 to 79 creative, innovative & collaborative projects across the regions of Scotland.
Applications can be made by:
Individual businesses in the food and drink sector, including primary producers, on behalf of a collaborative group or project
Regional and community groups (both rural and urban)
Individuals on behalf of a collaborative group or project
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“Scotland is home to much of the world’s greatest produce and we must do all we can to protect and promote it. The SNP Government therefore continues to work closely with the sector to support it through this economic crisis.
“I encourage groups and businesses in North Ayrshire to find out if they are eligible and apply by Monday 15 March 17:00 via the Food and Drink Scotland Regional Food Fund application page.