The Ducky Foundation’s aim is to gift one Honor Chapman Mentoring Award each year to a single individual, 18 years or over, an individual who can demonstrate a passion for real food with an inventive use of land or real estate, and an ambition to start or grow a business in farming or processing, production or retailing of food. All candidates and their potential businesses must be UK-based and in order to enter, they must have a commercial rather than an academic proposition, been in business for no more than five years with an annual turnover of less than (one hundred and fifty thousand pounds).
Each award will run for two years. The beneficiary will receive an Award up to the value of £30,000 which will be a combination of business mentoring over the two years and an investment in the new business from The Ducky Foundation. In year two, dependent on their needs, the mentoring, advice and guidance will come from a panel of food industry related experts who will form The Ducky Foundation Network.
From then on, after year two, it is the intention of The Ducky Foundation that the winner of The Honor Chapman Mentoring Award will be sufficiently armed not only to run a profitable and successful business in their chosen field but also to make worthwhile contributions to as many as possible of the several fields of interest that Honor held dear.
How to apply
Applicants should download the application form from the website, complete this and either email the form or send it to the address below. Completed forms for the 2013 award should be received by 30th July 2013. Selected applicants will be invited to an interview in London. The Honor Chapman Mentoring Award winner would be announced in the Autumn of 2013.
Registered address: The Ducky Foundation. Offley Works, 44/46 Offley Road, London, SW9 0LS.