Regional Food Programme Opens For Applications

This important regional food funding programme within the food and drink sector encourages collaboration between all sectors and representative bodies within the local food industry.

Applications are invited from not-for-profit groups & regional development agencies as well as registered charities to apply for the 2020-21 Northern Ireland Regional Food Programme (NIRFP).

The programme has supported many local events and initiatives by providing financial support in three key areas of activity – regional fairs/exhibitions, seminars/workshops and information programmes. In 2019 the NIRFP awarded just under ¬£140k for the delivery of 20 projects, providing local producers with showcasing opportunities at a range of agri-food events across Northern Ireland including events held as part of the Taste the Island initiative. 

Applications are now open for projects taking place from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021, and must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 31st January 2020. Awards will be subject to budget availability.

Application forms can be downloaded from