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World Central Kitchen’s Food Producer Network – Puerto Rico

Application Deadline: 01/11/2022

The World Central Kitchen (WCK) is seeking applications for its Food Producer Network to strengthen Puerto Rico’s food security and its food economy by providing financial support through grants to smallholder farmers, fishers, food producers, food focused community groups or non-profits, and food-related small businesses that purchase or distribute products locally.

Eligibility

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: 

  • Agriculture: small to medium sized agricultural projects (farms, hydroponics, beekeeping, animal husbandry, aquaculture, etc)
  • Fishery: fishers, fishmongers, fish shops, fishing villages, etc
  • Food businesses: food producers, manufacturers, distributors, or suppliers.
  • Associations: associations, cooperatives, etc
  • Non-profit organizations: NGOs, community groups, or other community projects related to food production and/or its distribution

Who should not apply: 

  • Large scale agricultural projects (50 acres or more in production)
  • Emerging projects or businesses
  • Projects or businesses in the ideation or conceptual stage
  • Projects or businesses without production or sales history
  • Projects focused on export

Application Procedure

We have a strong preference for applicants who:

  • Employ sustainable, regenerative, or ecological practices
  • Are seriously interested in transitioning from conventional practices to sustainable practices
  • 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
  • Are committed to participating in WCK’s capacity building program

If you have already received funds from WCK and intend to apply for additional funds, you should contact our team to discuss new funding opportunities. You can do so by writing to fpn@wck.org..

Official Website: World Central Kitchen’s Food Producer Network – Puerto Rico

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