Chilli Project Grants

Chilli Olly Management and it’s partner companies have set aside £25,000 for grants within the Chilli Industry for 2020 and applications can now be made.

We know that one of the quickest ways to have a positive impact on an industry, is to fund new and existing companies that are already doing great work and help them to achieve more. Our Chilli Projects Fund awards grants of up to £2,000 to enable individuals and organisations to do something they otherwise couldn’t afford to. We have a panel of foodies and chilli enthusiasts who meet regularly to review applications and award grants, offer advice and support to help people start up and grow. Please carefully read the following guidelines before starting an application.

Who do we support?

Chilli Projects Funding is offered to individuals and organisations who are enthusiastic, passionate and creative within the chilli industry sector. Any individual or organisation can apply, however, larger organisations with a turnover in excess of £250,000 will be unsuccessful.

What type of project can we support?

We are interested in projects that are focused around chilli product development, growing, events and more. We are also interested in new approaches and innovative ideas as well as sustainable approaches. We do not fund running costs or continuation of existing and ongoing work, but will consider new product development, within an organisation.

All projects will be considered, i.e. people who are:

  • Chilli Growers
  • Sauce Producers
  • Budding Cooks with a concept
  • Chilli Ambassadors
  • Event Organisers
  • Essentially anyone waving the chilli flag

Key Performance Targets:

Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate improvements against at least one of our Key Performance Targets to be successful for a grant:

  • Beneficiaries have developed and bought to market a product
  • Beneficiaries report improved ethics within the chilli and food industry
  • Beneficiaries report community development via a food event
  • Beneficiaries have begun a start-up company with a business plan and growth
  • Beneficiaries have crossed from hobby to enterprise

Excluded items

We are unable to fund the following:

  • Ongoing running costs
  • Contributions towards larger projects/fundraising appeals
  • Friends of associations
  • Food clubs and associations
  • Overseas travel
  • Repayment of loans
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Major capital projects
  • Sponsorship of events or activities

Where can we make grants?

We can make a grant to anyone or any organisation who meets the requirements within and territory.

How much can we can give?

The maximum grant that we can give is £2,000. The grant may not be physical cash payments, it may be awarded as a credit to partner companies and organisations who will allow you to develop and grow you project.

The grant may not be physical cash payments, it may be awarded as a credit to partner companies and organisations who will allow you to develop and grow you project.

What are your chances of success?

We’d expect 50% of eligible applications to be awarded. Please don’t be too disappointed if we are unable to support your project. We are unable to give tailored feedback on every application, however we will let you know whether it has been successful as early as we can.

How to apply:

Complete the first stage application at the bottom of this page. After successful submission, you will receive an automatic email with the details of your application. If you don’t receive an email it is likely that something has gone wrong. You may want to check your junk or spam folder before contacting us.

You can expect a decision within 4 weeks of application. We reserve the right to close the application window if we’ve received more good quality applications than we can fund. We will notify you here if we are unable to accept applications.