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In partnership with The Mallows Company, we have secured ERDF funding to offer a range of services to food and drink manufacturers across Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire & the South East Midlands.

The FEAST2 project allows eligible food and drink manufacturers in Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the South East Midlands to access up to 25% in grant funding to support the purchase of production equipment, access up to 12 hours of fully-funded food technical or business mentoring support, and to attend fully-funded workshops on a number of key industry topics.

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Supporting growth in food and drink

Project Benefits

Grant Funding

Grant funding is available to eligible businesses* looking to purchase production equipment to help increase their growth, productivity and create jobs. Through the FEAST2 project we can offer businesses up to 25% of grant funding to support these purchases subject to the following conditions;

Businesses will be required to complete and submit a grant application form together with three quotes for each piece of equipment. The business and the application would then be assessed for eligibility and where successful, a business could receive up to 25% of grant funding against terms and conditions applied. Businesses should not make any purchases prior to submitting a Grant Application Form and receipt of a grant offer letter. Funding will not be given retrospectively.

Technical Support

Eligible businesses* could receive up to twelve hours of food technical support at no cost from the Food & Drink Forum’s technical team. These industry experts could assist with a wide range of technical issues such as;

  • Product labelling (are your labels meeting the Food Information Regulations?)
  • Recipe nutritional analysis
  • HACCP implementation and support
  • Product lab testing advice and support
  • Support implementing / maintaining SALSA certification
  • Support implementing / maintaining BRC certification
  • Shelf life and product stability advice
  • Internal audit support
  • Factory layout advice (improving production efficiency)
  • Food safety and hygiene
Business Mentoring

Eligible businesses will have access to industry experts, fully subsidised, to receive mentoring in any aspect of business. FEAST2 mentors have a wealth of experience in running food and drink manufacturing businesses and are keen to share their knowledge with you.

Industry Events

The Food & Drink Forum, along with industry partners will run a number of industry-specific events throughout the course of the project. Bringing like-minded businesses together to share knowledge, best practice and experience.

Read a copy of the FEAST2 interim summative assessment report here.

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Eligibility

To be eligible to receive support through the FEAST2 project you must meet the small business eligibility criteria as follows…

  • You must have a food or drink manufacturing business based in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or the South East Midlands
  • You must employ less than 250 employees
  • You must have an annual turnover of less than €50million, and an annual balance sheet of less than €43million
  • You must be predominantly operating Business-to-Business (B2B)

To check your eligibility or to access FEAST2 support call us on 0115 975 8810.

 

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