Defra: Resource Action Fund – Large Scale Grant

Environmental Monday July 1st, 2019

Administrated by The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), the Resource Action Fund offers funding to support new projects in England, aimed at resource efficiency. The grants will support key policy outcomes in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

The grant operates to funding streams:

Large Scale Grant: Food Waste Prevention
Capital infrastructure projects that will help address a current capacity gap in the sector for redistributing food that is currently being wasted, diverting this to people in need. The grants will support redistributing a significant volume of food to end beneficiaries through not-for-profit organisations / non-commercial activity.

Grants of between £200,000 to £1,000,000 are available to any size, non- commercial enterprise or not-for-profit organisation. There is a requirement for applicants to demonstrate a commitment to the project by contributing a minimum of 10% match funding to the project.

Grants can be used to purchase industrial freezers and fridges, shelving, weighing equipment, vehicles etc.

Small Scale Grant: Food Waste Prevention
Grants of between £20,000 and £170,000. For more information click here.

Deadline: Monday 1 July 2019.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

Further rounds of grants from this fund include:

Plastics Packaging & Textiles Competition
This scheme will provide funding support for new capital infrastructure projects that will help to recycle difficult plastic packaging and textile materials. This grant will support economic / commercial activity. The competition is separated into two lots, Plastic Packaging and Textiles.

Opening TBC.

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