How can apply?
The Slow Food Negroni Week Fund will give direct support (through incubator grants) global activities and in particular those projects that for years have supported and promoted quality food and beverage in every corner of the planet, helping on the one hand the world of production that preserves cultural and biological diversity and on the other hand consumer education and knowledge exchange. In addition to existing activities, an ad hoc system will also be created, which will identify a whole series of entities in the world of hospitality, which will be able to apply for grants to support their activities.
The Incubator grants are aimed at those Individuals and communities working as collective projects with companies, individuals and stakeholders committed to achieving change in local food and beverage systems by adopting more sustainable and inclusive practices. They represent examples of replicable good practices to create tangible change in food production, processing, distribution and consumption.
These incubator grants will include three different layers: from $3-5K, $5-10K, $10-15K.
We want to support community-led projects which are leading the transformation of the global food system through preserving cultural and biological diversity, promoting food and beverage education and knowledge exchange, and raising awareness on critical food and beverage issues.
Slow Food Negroni Week Fund is open to individuals and organizations of all types, that prioritize and work close to the food, beverages and hospitality sector who intend to carry out activities in line with the goals of the fund and with Slow Food principles.
The Incubator grants target those who are committed with their community and environment to achieving change in local food and beverage systems by adopting more sustainable and inclusive practices. They represent examples of replicable good practices to create tangible change in food production, processing, distribution and consumption.
We encourage individuals and organizations to submit their proposal online though the application form here
Those interested in applying for the fund must complete the online application form and submit it no later than April 30, 2023
Applicants must provide a summary of the requested budget, a clear description of the initiative and clear relationship between the application and the goals of the Fund.
Grantees will commit to fill out and interim and final report surveys to communicate the results achieved by their initiative and to share any relevant material produced (photos, videos, …).
Interim and Final Report Surveys will include a summary of the project and reached goals, number of people involved, list of partners that took part in the project implementation and outcomes related to the project goals. Medium and large grants initiatives will be asked to prepare – in addition to the final report survey – a financial report of expenses incurred.
Granted initiatives must complete their activities by May 31, 2024, at the latest. The funding will be paid in two instalments: an advance payment at the signature of the contract and a balance payment after the approval of the full impact report survey. The percentage of advance payment will be defined according to the country, type of activities and budget. Different arrangements could be considered case by case.
Grantees that will receive the incubator grants will be notified directly by Slow Food.
The list of all granted initiatives and projects will be published here.
Applications will be evaluated during a two-month process (maximum) involving reviews from experts and peers from across the world. The expert and peers review panel members (maximum 15 people) will be carefully chosen by Slow Food International Board of Directors for their commitment in the food and beverage sector and Slow Food involvement. The panel will be made up by one member of Slow Food International, one representative of the Slow Food network from each continent, one representative of Imbibe, Campari Global and maximum 4 other members from local network.
Proposals will be scored according to the following evaluation criteria:
- impact on local community
- alignment with the goals of the Fund
- alignment with and Slow Food values
It will be evaluated the capability of the projects to reach the expected Goals of the Fund:
- Implement change in local food and beverage systems by adopting more sustainable and inclusive practices.
- Increase synergies between diverse stakeholders in the food chain, building partnerships between producers and local partners, and creating long-term robust local food economies.
- Support the world of production that preserves cultural and biological diversity and on the other hand consumer education and knowledge exchange.
Review Panel approach will be also guided by the following Slow Food values:
- Good, Clean and Fair: empowering the development of local food systems, mindful of the diversity of ecosystems, people, cultures, places, foods and tastes; creating resilient systems which regenerate the Earth’s precious resources rather than depleting them; creating economies based on solidarity and cooperation that benefit and empower all food workers and consumers, where everyone is a valued decision-maker: social equity through fair working conditions, inclusivity of all peoples, ethnicities and genders
- A community focus: deploying people- and community-centered approaches that best respond to the varied needs of everyone involved, taking appropriate action to create local, independently minded food and beverage systems where they are most needed.
- Impact and effective actions: promoting projects and activities that contribute to the international strategic goals of Slow Food, namely defend cultural and biological diversity, promote food education and the transfer of traditional knowledge and skills, and advocate for more sustainable food policies.
You can find the most frequently asked questions here.
Should you require any additional information, you can contact [email protected]