Great Taste Bursary 2024

Jan 9, 2024

Recognised by consumers and retailers, Great Taste is the world’s largest, longest standing and most respected food and drink accreditation scheme. Each year, over 14,000 entries are received from more than 100 countries to be blind tasted by the expert Great Taste judging panel. Regardless of whether a product wins a coveted 1-, 2- or 2-star award, producers receive written feedback from the judges. You can find more information about Great Taste 2024, entry dates and costs at

Great Taste 2024 – Bursary Scheme

Following a successful inaugural year, the Great Taste Bursary scheme will return in 2024 to offer 50 micro producers the chance to put one new product in front of the panel of judges for FREE.

Great Taste is for everyone, which is why we want to make sure that no matter the size of your business, you have the opportunity to achieve the Great Taste seal of approval and recognition your product deserves. The bursary has been designed especially for emerging micro producers who might normally find the entry fees and process prohibitive.

Applications for the bursary scheme are open now.


Recognised by consumers and retailers as the world’s largest and most trusted food and drink accreditation scheme, Great Taste is an opportunity for your product to be assessed by chefs, buyers, food writers and retailers. No matter the accolade you receive, our rigorous process provides every entrant with impartial, honest feedback from industry experts. The bursary has been designed to help and support emerging businesses begin their Great Taste journey by giving them one free entry to the awards.


  1. Businesses must be less than 2 years old
  2. Have a turnover of less than £100,000
  3. The product must be commercially available in the UK
  4. The product has not been entered into Great Taste before
  5. The business has not received a Great Taste Bursary before

Open for bursary applications – 18 December 2023
Closed for applications – 14 January 2024 at 5pm
Bursary winners announced – 2 February 2024

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