From strong roots come bright shoots.

The Seed Fund helps start-up food businesses to grow and flourish. Our handpicked team of industry experts shortlist 12 entrants to take part in The Seed Academy – a summer school for budding businesses.

Attendees are provided with mentoring and invaluable insights into all areas such as raising investment, design and marketing, distribution, pricing and finance. One lucky winner is chosen from the 12 to receive £100ks worth of brand development and on-going expert advice to help launch their brand.

What’s our why?

The Seed Fund was founded on one simple principle. Giving always gives back.

Apart from the satisfaction of seeing young companies grow and flourish, The Seed Fund also gives us a chance to step outside our daily lives and gain fresh perspective from a whole new generation of inspirational people and businesses.

The Seed Fund is an entirely philanthropic project founded and supported by The Collaborators and the Guild of Fine Food, organisers of Great Taste.

Who Can Apply?

Open to any ambitious startup business that is linked in any way to food or drink, has been trading for four year or less, and an annual turnover of less than £1 million. The Seed Fund is particularly keen to hear from businesses who can demonstrate a commitment to social responsibility.