The Dixon Foundation: Applicants Area

Congratulations on submitting a successful concept note to The Dixon Foundation. Here you will find information and resources to help with your full application. 

Watch back our webinar: Full Submission Guidance & Next Steps | 15 March 2022

On 15 March we held an informative webinar to go through the full submission process and next steps to help you prepare for submitting a full application to The Dixon Foundation. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here (the access passcode is r&x17nWE)

The presentation from the webinar can be downloaded here.

Please note there is a change to the guidance given in the webinar, it was said that if applying for both level 1 and level 2 funding that only level 1 questions should be completed – This is no longer the case both level 1 and level 2 questions should be completed.

Schedule your dedicated regional workshop

In the week beginning 21 March we will be holding interactive Q&A sessions with each region to go through the application questions and answer any questions you may have.  If you'd not already done so, please visit the Doodle Poll here to select your preferred date and time. 

Get Anchor Institutions to pledge their support with a Letter of Intent

Click here to download and edit our draft Letter of Intent Template for Anchor Institutions. Ask Anchor Institutions in your region whether they are prepared to input and sign it to support your full funding application.

Consider forming a Food Hub

Forming a Food Hub gives you a powerful central voice to help build confidence. You may not feel this necessary if you already have a strong network that already achieves that. If you do wish to form a hub, we can help you with logos and branding, using the South West Food Hub as a model. Send us an email to request some branding guidelines and logo mock ups for your region. 

Use social media to engage with your region

  • Be bold - blow your own trumpet
    Use your own name and logo. Wave your flag - you’ve achieved something, tell people.

  • Repeat yourself!
    It’s complicated - so it’s okay to say the same thing in different ways. Long text, short text, links, images.

  • Be aware of the audience
    Whose attention do you want? What benefits are they going to be interested in? Show your interest in them.

  • Making connections
    Get to the right person - be aware social media is a tool


Please visit our FAQs document here (opens in Google docs) and refer to the 'The Dixon Foundation Challenge' section for common questions.