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Good Food Fund launched to tackle childhood obesity

Big Society Capital and Guys and St Thomas’s Charity have partnered to create the Good Food Fund, supporting small and medium sized enterprises and start-up brands tackling childhood obesity.

The new £1.8m fund will be accompanied by an Accelerator run by Mission Ventures, providing a year of business support, free of charge, to qualifying businesses. With the number of obese children and adolescents at an all-time high, the focus of the fund and accompanying Accelerator is to bring healthier snacking products to market and offer competition to dominant brands fuelling diet-related health issues.

The free 12-month programme will be delivered by a range of business professionals including experienced entrepreneurs from the food and drink sector, offering expert coaching and specific business support.

Applications are open to any UK business helping to promote healthy eating for children, for example, companies providing snacks and drinks, ready meals and frozen food, convenience stores, school catering, but also tech and hardware businesses focussed on tackling childhood obesity.

If you think you are eligible you can apply online where you can also find more details about the fund and it’s partners.

In light of the current crisis, there are many new funds available to support food enterprises and businesses and help them to operate under these difficult circumstances. Click here for a list of funding opportunities

At London Food Link, we know this is an extremely worrying time, particularly for small businesses and social enterprises. We are on hand to help wherever possible, bringing you all the news from the food and farming industry amidst the covid-19 crisis. Follow us on social media @LondonFoodLink and look at our website for up-to-date news.

Published 1 Apr 2020

London Food Link: This is the umbrella for all of Sustain's initiatives in London. Our work includes helping to influence local government policy, hands-on food growing training, running sessions for public sector caterers, creating guidance for independent eateries and food producers, public awareness campaigns, and joining the dots between people around specific food issues. The LFL supporter network is open to everyone who grows, produces, teaches, peddles, promotes and simply enjoys good food in the capital.

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