Making a Living from Local Food

Tailored support is available for local food enterprises in Scotland through the Making a Living from Local Food programme; where recently established or aspiring entrepreneurs will have the chance to learn from each other as well as from experienced mentors.

The Making a Living from Local Food programme is administered by Nourish Scotland, with funding from the The Prince’s Countryside Fund . Nourish Scotland is a non-governmental organisation (NGO) with a focus on food justice campaigns. The Prince’s Countryside Fund works to enhance the quality of life in rural areas; improving the prospects of family run farm businesses.

The purpose behind the Making a Living from Local Food programme is to help support the growth, learning and development of aspiring or recently established Scottish food entrepreneurs through a series of peer-learning and mentoring opportunities.

Recently established and aspiring food entrepreneurs from across Scotland may apply. Potential applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • The applicant will be passionate about nutritious, locally and sustainably produced food.
  • The applicant will be either in the process of setting up a local food business (within the next six months) or will have just set one up (less than three years).
  • The applicant will be growing vegetables, keeping cattle, baking bread and/or other food for local market.
  • The applicant will want support from an experienced mentor; whilst linking up with other local Scottish food entrepreneurs.
  • The applicant must be able to commit an appropriate amount of time over the course of the eight month period.

Interested parties should note the following terms and condition:

  • Participants will be required to contribute £100 towards the costs of the programme, which may be paid in instalments. If the participant is/becomes a Nourish member they will receive a £20 discount.
  • Participants are responsible for covering their own travelling costs when attending group events or peer group sessions.

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