Future leaders in food supply chain charities have more time to apply for funding and mentoring
The deadline for applications to the inaugural Emerging Leaders program has been extended by four weeks – giving the next generation of leaders working in charities and not-for-profit organisations in the food supply chain more time to apply for funding and mentoring.
Interested parties now have until Monday 28th February to submit project proposals to the program’s judging panel – which includes one of the UK’s leading names in food and farming, Richard Macdonald. The decision to extend the deadline was taken as organisers of the scheme (Eden Search & Select) continue discussions with individuals and organisations that want to put forward an application.
The Emerging Leaders program is designed to help the next generation of leadership talent in agritech, fresh produce and food manufacturing charities realise their full potential. In its inaugural year, the program is offering one future leader the chance to access £3000 of funding to help pay for a training and / or development project of their choice. A series of mentoring sessions are also on offer for two additional applicants.
The winner of the Emerging Leaders programme will be able to use the funding to pay for an academic qualification, a vocational course, or a research project that will make a genuine difference to the industry they work in. Applicants need to send their CV and a 500-word summary, answering the following key questions:
- What are the challenges you would like to solve within the industry?
- What training / development would you need to achieve this?
- Why will this make a difference to you and the industry in the longer term?