Food Preserving Enterprises

Interested in setting up a food preserving enterprise on your university or college campus? 

Applications will close once we have approved 67 enterprises, with a final deadline of the 31st July for any submissions. We only have funding left to support a few more enterprises so APPLY NOW!! 

What is food preserving?

Preserving food is a fantastic way to reduce ‘food waste’; traditionally done when there was an abundance of seasonal produce which could then be used at another time of year rather than being left to rot. Preserved food can include; jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, chutneys as well as dehydrated or bottled produce and even fermented vegetables such as kimchi or sauerkraut

Why set up a food preserving enterprise?

Good for you, good for your institution, good for your community.

  • A sustainable food option for students, staff and members of the public.
  • Provides real-life experience of setting up and running an enterprise.
  • Enhances employability skills – leadership, teamwork, planning etc.
  • Potential income generation for your students’ union or society.
  • A chance to raise awareness about the importance of buying sustainable food.
  • Supports the local economy and community partnerships.

How we can help you

  • Mentoring & training from Sustain, the alliance for better food and farming.
  • Free Resources to support you to set up and run a successful food enterprise
  • Start up costs of up to £1000

Thinking of applying?

Download our guidance document.

Applications will close once we have approved 67 enterprises, with a final deadline of the 31st July for any submissions. We only have funding left to support a few more enterprises so APPLY NOW!!