Local 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
  • Join the Boyne Valley Producers Group here

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

See details of current 2022 training 

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.