DO YOU LIVE IN CORNWALL OR DEVON AND HAVE AN EXCITING IDEA BASED AROUND FOOD THAT CAN HELP TRANSFORM YOUR COMMUNITY?

UnLtd, Local Trust, Zebra Collective and the Eden Project are offering Awards from £500 to £15,000 and support for innovative social entrepreneurs with a passion for food in the Devon and Cornwall areas.

SUPPORT CAN INCLUDE:

Personal Support

We provide 1-to-1 support to help you develop your idea, understand your budgets and give you opportunities to network and build your skills.

Expert Advice

We will connect you to others, including partners who bring expertise, knowledge and skills to help your idea develop further.

Resources

We offer funding from £500 to £15,000, paid directly to you.
WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR:
About you

You live in Devon or Cornwall and you have an exciting idea based around growing, learning, sharing and access to quality food that can help transform your community.

The themes

Growing food

Getting affordable, good quality food is not always easy. Many people are already involved in growing their own food. Do you have a bright idea that can make much more of this happen?

Learning about food

Knowledge and information about healthy food is available but not all communities know about or are confident to use this. Have you got a simple solution that helps everyone know more?

Sharing food and creating opportunities

We have always come together and shared food, we want to encourage even more of this as a way of building the links and connections between us and supporting those who need some help.

Access to good quality local food

We know that often those communities with the least income end up with less access to good quality food and that food can be more expensive. Can you think of ways we can get great food available?

What You Need

You could be at any stage of your journey, you need some help to make sure that this is the right decision, to create a plan for how it will happen, and then to do it.

Not Right For You?

We offer a range of support for every stage in a social entrepreneur's journey. View other support by clicking here.

Case Studies

Josephine Betlon
Josephine Josephine Betlon, picture by Ruth Davey from look-again.org

Josephine Betlon has been given a Try It Award to trial the use of the café space at the Big Local Café in Podsmead. She is supporting volunteers and provides training and support on eating well from the café.

The Biospheric Project
Biospheric Picture of The Biospheric Project from www.biosphericfoundation.com

One of our UnLtd Awards Winners is The Biospheric Project led by Vincent Walsh. This is a potentially world changing Manchester based living lab for the development of sustainable food production in an urban environment.

ARE YOU INTERESTED?

THE APPETITE FOR CHANGE 2014 APPLICATION ROUND IS NOW CLOSED

WHICH AWARD
Try It Awards

Offer small amounts of funding of up to £500 for individuals to try out their ideas. This might mean trying the venture on a small scale. We will fund 20 Try Its.

Do It Awards

Are up to £5,000 with an average Award size of £3,500. Applicants can demonstrate they have the energy and skills to take forward an idea that has some planning already in place. We will fund 10 Do Its.

Build It Awards

Awards up to £15,000 for existing food ventures ready to grow. These Awards are usually to enable social entrepreneurs to devote more time to their venture through paying for their living costs. We will fund 3 Build Its.

AWARD CRITERIA
We support individuals who:
  • Live in Cornwall or Devon
  • Are 16 years old or over
  • Are passionate about improving their local area and gaining skills for themselves
  • Apply as an individual or group not formally constituted
To be eligible your idea must:
  • Be an innovative idea based around growing, learning, sharing or access to quality food
  • Have real social impact
  • Have the potential to be sustainable
We will not fund:
  • Ideas that are not based around transforming your community through food
  • Ideas that will not take place in Devon or Cornwall
  • Existing businesses, established constituted groups and organisations or top up funding for an existing venture, or funding to support an organisation unless you are applying for a Build It Award
  • Political campaigning or the advancement of religion
  • Any activity outside the law, against public policy or anything that fosters ethnic, religious or other disharmony
  • Anyone under the age of 16
  • A second Award at the same level for previous UnLtd Awardees
  • An idea that is solely to undertake academic qualifications
IMPORTANT DEADLINES YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE APPETITE FOR CHANGE 2014 APPLICATION ROUND IS NOW CLOSED

NOT A SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR BUT WANT TO PARTICIPATE & SUPPORT APPETITE FOR CHANGE AS A MENTOR?

We are calling for passionate people with professional skills, expertise, time and/or networks to share to join us on this journey.

You might be working in the food industry, you might be a food producer, you might not have anything to do with food at all but you come with business skills that entrepreneurs’ need and which you are keen to share. Whatever your background, you share our passion for local, people powered solutions to social problems and want to play your part in addressing the challenges our shared food systems are facing.

We are specifically looking for Business Mentors, Business Advisors (legal/financial/HR/marketing) and support with access to the right networks.

For more information please email mentors@unltd.org.uk and title your email ‘Appetite for Change 2014’