The Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics Award Over £165,000 of Grants to Boston Businesses

Published: 28th March 2024

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Businesses based in Boston town have taken up capital grants totalling more than £165,000 towards capital equipment purchases to assist with business growth.

The grants have been awarded by The Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics to 26 businesses as an element of project work with the University of Lincoln aimed at increasing business profitability. Grants are available up to £10,000 with a maximum of 50% of spend. These grants have also leveraged over £283,000 of private sector investment and enabled equipment purchases that may not have proceeded without support.

The Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics is an innovative programme that brings businesses together with University of Lincoln experts who provide support and guidance that is bespoke to the needs of the business.

The programme, which is a Boston Town Deal project funded by the Towns Fund, is currently working with over 70 businesses in the town, providing a range of services such as technical and scientific support, business planning, workforce development and training delivered by Boston College.

Programme Manager David Thorpe from the University of Lincoln said:

Now that the programme has entered the final few months of delivery it is important that Boston Town businesses contact us to check on eligibility in terms of location and industrial sector. We are keen to ensure that businesses do not miss out on this opportunity to enhance profits and develop the workforce – all at no cost to the business”.

Neil Kempster, Chair of Boston Town Deal Board said:

“It is fantastic to see that there has been such significant take up of the grants offered through the programme, helping businesses in Boston to enhance their offer.

“We know that the food sector plays a key role in the local economy which is why the range of support that the Centre for Food and Fresh Produce Logistics provides is so important.

“The programme represents a great opportunity for Boston businesses who would like to grow and thrive. Anyone wanting to find out more about how their business could benefit should get in touch with David and the team.”

For more information and to check eligibility just contact

Image taken by David Thorpe, Business Support Programme Manager at Centre for Food & Fresh Produce Logistics and shows Dan Revell-Wiseman and Lee Revell-Wiseman of ‘The Greenhouse’ a Café in Church Street Boston. They received Grant Funding from the programme towards items of kitchen equipment and to purchase the Barista Coffee Machine pictured.