Key Dates

We are currently accepting applications for a variety of sustainable food enterprises.

The deadline for Round 5 is 23rd June 2017 and all applicants will be notified of their result by 31st July 2017. See below for the dates of all future rounds.




Food Co-ops    & Food Preserving Enterprises

Open Category

Scale up (only for the 67 enterprises approved in previous rounds)


Round 5

Opens 20th February


23rd June


23rd June


Round 6

Opens 26th June


Deadline 24th November


Round 7

Opens 2nd October



Deadline 2nd March 2018


Thinking of applying? Join a pre-application webinar!

We're always happy to chat to help you think about your application before you submit it or you can join one of our pre-application webinars:

  • Food co-ops - Wednesday 10th May 2017, 10.30-11.30am. Register here.
  • Food preserving enterprises - Wednesday 10th May 2017, 10.30-11.30am. Register here
  • Open category:
    • Wednesday 10th May 2017, 12:30-13:30. Register here
    • Wednesday 7th June 2017, 12:30-13:30. Register here.

Regional training days

Regional training events for successful applicants in all categories will take place on:

  • Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th September 2017
  • Wednesday 11th, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Tuesday 24th, Wednesday, 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th October 2017