Food Supports

The Food sector is very important to Meath. There are many supports available to new and existing food producers including funding for eligible businesses, mentoring, networking, management development training and promotional opportunities. In addition, there are programmes that are specifically designed to support businesses in the food sector, as set out below.

Our training courses are all listed in our brochure, available here. This includes a range of Food sector courses.

There is also a handy guide specific for starting a food business that may be helpful. It is available here.

Video summary of supports available to Food & Drink producers available here.


Digital School of Food

Digital School of Food

This learning hub has been designed to support you in developing your food manufacturing businesses from start-up to the growth phase. This is the first step for anyone contemplating starting up a food business 

Food Starter Programme  

Food Academy Start

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This two-day programme designed to help those with a food idea, or those at a very early stage of starting up a food business. It will cover everything from an overview of the Irish food sector to the specifics of starting a food production business.


A training programme aimed at supporting and nurturing start-up food businesses. An initiative  with Bord Bia and SuperValu, providing a consistent level of food marketing knowledge to new and early-stage food business owners.