$4 M of funding for Food Hubs
VicHealth is offering $4 Million of funding to Victorian food hubs.
Ten grants of between $150,000 to $750,000 will be awarded and can be used to either:
- Start a new food hub
- Expand the operations of an existing one
Whichever category you fall into, the Open Food Network can help.
We have spent the last decade working with food hubs and can help with everything from business planning to community consultation, marketing and even logistics.
Fill in the form to include us in your grant application.
Products and services for food hubs
The Open Food Network offers a number of products and services for Food Hubs.
The Open Food Network Software Platform
The Open Food Network software platform has been designed from the ground up for Community Food Enterprises and Food Hubs.
The platform is easy to set up, scalable and has a number of features and functions that make running a food hub easier.
Find out more about the platform here.
The Open Road
Save time and money with the Open Road, the only co-logistics service designed for ethical food producers, food hubs and retail stores.
Rent space in one of our vans and our drivers will take it where it needs to go. Routes include:
North East – Wangaratta to Melbourne via Benalla and Euroa
Central – Moama to Melbourne via Kyabram and connections west into the Central Highlands
Gippsland – This route covers a huge area, from the Prom Coast to Sale.
Find out more information here.
Food Enterprise consulting
We have spent the last decade working in food systems and have helped Food Hubs all around the world with:
- Business planning
- Community co-design
- Operational frameworks
- Governance support
- Risk management
- Feasibility studies
- Training and mentoring
- Connections and networking opportunities and much more.
You can find out more about our work in the links below.
VicHealth is currently offering grants of between $150,000 to $750,000 to new and expanding Food Hubs and we encourage anyone interested to include us in your grant application.
If you would like to do this, please fill in the form below.
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