The UK Government has announced that up to £20 million of grant funding is available to businesses to develop new and more efficient ways to produce the UK’s food.
The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Transforming Food Production Challenge will invest in large scale and ambitious projects that help UK food production break out of a traditional land-based model and move towards a sustainable position of net-zero emissions. Areas of work could include:
- Indoor growing systems
- New food sources such as insects and fermentation-based systems.
The project’s total eligible costs must be greater than £1 million but less than £10 million and must start by 1 July 2020 and end by 31 March 2023.
A briefing events will be held in Edinburgh and Birmingham on the 8th and 23rd October respectively. The closing date for applications is the 22nd January 2020