Scale Up (applications open!)


Have you got big plans for the future of your food enterprise?

If your idea wins £1,000 you will be eligible to apply for a whopping £17,000 to scale up. So apply now to our Open Category (deadline 24/10/2017) to be in with a chance to make your idea BIG.

Depending on what you’d like to achieve long term you may be interested in scaling up your enterprise. Applying first for £1,000 will allow you time to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your idea and develop plans for a viable larger enterprise. From our 67 student-led food enterprises 7 will be given up scale up costs as well as additional mentoring. These enterprises will trade even more sustainable food and help us reach these amazing targets by 2020:

  • Improved employability skills of 3,000 young people.
  • Over £300,000 food sold from sustainable sources (including food surplus)
  • Improved understanding of sustainable food issues resulting in a 5-7% increase in pro-environmental behaviour.

Thinking of applying?

Join our pre-application support webinar Wednesday 1st November 14:30-15:30.

Download our guidance document, view the application form and remember you'll first need to apply in the Open Category for £1,000 to be eligible for the £17,000 scale up. If you already approved as a Student Eats enterprise please visit the shared documents folder on SharePoint.