Sponsoring Agency: World Central Kitchen (WCK)
Deadline Available: Available
Deadline Date (mm/dd/yyyy): 04/23/2021
Size of the Fund: Less than USD $50,000
The World Central Kitchen (WCK) is seeking applications for its Food Producer Network to strengthen food security and the food economy in the US Virgin Islands by providing financial support through grants to smallholder farmers, fishers, food producers, and food-related small businesses that purchase or distribute products locally.
In addition to the grants, the Food Producer Network provides support to its participants through training in technical and business areas, networking, and volunteering.
Applicants can request between $5,000.00 to $20,000.00 in funds.
• Who can apply?
o This application is intended for:
Applicants who have not received funds from World Central Kitchen (WCK)
Applicants who are applying to the Food Producer Network for the first time
Applicants who applied in a past application round but their application was not approved
• Who should apply:
o Agriculture: small to medium sized agricultural projects (farms, hydroponics, beekeeping, animal husbandry, aquaculture, etc)
o Fishery: fishers, fishmongers, fish shops, fishing villages, etc
o Food businesses: food producers, manufacturers, distributors, or suppliers.
• WCK has a strong preference for applicants who:
o Employ sustainable, regenerative or ecological practices
o Are seriously interested in transitioning from conventional practices to sustainable practices
o Have the objective of increasing their production and are interested in increasing their sales by gaining access to WCK's network of distributors, restaurants and hotels
o Are committed to participating in WCK’s capacity building program
More information at: https://wckgrant.smapply.io/prog/fpn-usvi/