Setting up a food enterprise

Applications have closed 

Applications have now closed to set up a food enterprise, but if you are interested in establishing one on your university or college campus please do email us at and we can share resources, good practice and any funding opportunities that we know of with you. You can also visit our resources page for useful information and links. 

Why set up a food based enterprise?

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

  • Fresh affordable food for students, staff and members of the public.
  • Provides real-life experience of setting up and running a business.
  • An opportunity to see your ideas come to life.
  • Enhances employability skills – leadership, teamwork, planning etc.
  • A great way for emerging student enterprises and societies to market their products.
  • 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.

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... and visit our resources page for useful information and links. 

"Students grow in confidence weekly and are very proud of what they produce as the have control over it literally from seed to plate." - West College Scotland, Come Dine With Us