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London food SMEs: apply now for grants and support | Capital Growth

London food SMEs: apply now for grants and support

As part of the Urban Food Routes initiative, London Food Link and the Plunkett Foundation are offering cash and support to just 25 lucky, small, community-focussed food enterprises.

If you run a small food business or a community growing group that is working to become more enterprising, you can apply for one of two levels of support:

London Food Link micro grants of up to £200: on offer to fifteen growing groups new to selling to match sales made during Urban Food Fortnight. Applications close 27 July.
Plunkett Foundation main grants of up to £1500: available to ten, more established groups and enterprises. Applications close 1 October.

Successful applicants for the main grants will also receive two days with a specialist adviser from the Plunkett Foundation.

Food growing groups planning to take their first steps into enterprise that receive micro grants can also request Capital Growth food growing advice and guidance from London Food Link.

Find information, including how to apply, at:

Urban Food Routes

Now in its second year, Urban Food Routes is an initiative funded by the Mayor of London and organic food business Seeds of Change.

It aims to help both social enterprises and privately-owned businesses become more sustainable, have a greater positive impact in their local communities, and help more people in the capital to buy and eat locally-produced food. The programme is being delivered by the Plunkett Foundation and London Food Link.

Urban Food Fortnight

This year, London Food Link’s annual celebration of London’s local larder will run from 11 – 27 September to showcase the ultra-local food being produced on the capital’s doorstep. The delicious fun ranges from pop up events, to special menus to edible garden open days.  

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