Attention all small scale growers, fishermen, and producers in the Shoalhaven – Slow Food Shoalhaven is once again offering the ‘Shoalhaven Grows’ grant to help small scale producers achieve their goals of becoming a better local grower or producer.
Slow Food believes we need a better food system in our local communities and across Australia. That’s why we promote good, clean and fair food for everyone.
Good: quality, flavoursome, and healthy food
Clean: produced without harming the environment
Fair: good conditions and return for small-scale producers and at fair prices.
This grant is one of many activities that Slow Food undertakes to support accessible and responsible local food supply and production, and the protection of biodiversity.
‘Our small-scale growers and producers are of crucial importance to our food community, and they are working hard to contribute to the creation of a better local Food System for all of us. I’m proud that we are again able to reward their hard work with some funding towards growing their business’, says Rosie Cupitt, Leader of Slow Food Shoalhaven. It is great to see the results of our volunteers’ fundraising efforts feeding directly back to our local community towards this grant and other important Food projects’.
The $5000 prize pool is allocated annually responding to specific capital acquisition requests made by applicants. A select panel of Slow Food Shoalhaven members will review applications, with selection criteria reflecting Slow Food’s primary philosophy of Good, Clean and Fair Food production. For more information or to apply, go to the "What we do - Producer's Grant' page and click on the links.