The original idea for Stable came to life because of the support and encouragement provided by the Nuffield Farming Scholarship awarded to our founder and CEO in 2016. This was an enormous privilege and an opportunity to make a difference to family farming and food businesses all over the world.
As Stable became a commercial business, it felt right to ‘pay it forward’ and see if we could help others turn their own ideas into a reality.
The best way we felt to achieve this was to create the Stable Foundation from day one, with a simple and clear commitment and a budget that grows as we do. We set aside a fixed percentage of our turnover and make this available to early stage farming and food entrepreneurs that are looking to make a difference.
We’re specifically interested in providing a super-early financial grant to people simply looking to turn good ideas into a reality. We’re interested in early stage ideas that are designed to be profitable, but clearly focused on solving a wider problem for the food and farming industry and advancing our sector in some way.
We also have a talented team of developers, data scientists and commercial experts who can also help with connections, business development and technology if that can help. Other than needing to be convinced your idea is well thought through and useful, we don’t require anything else. We just want to help you succeed and we’re willing to help you if we can. No paperwork and long application processes, we just need bags of passion and a crystal clear value proposition.
Our preference is to support one idea each year and the decision about which idea to back is decided by a simple vote by all of our staff at Stable.
If you’ve got an idea that needs some support, then we’d love to hear from you. Just send us an email and say hi.
To find out more about a Nuffield Farming Scholarship, click here.