New Waste Prevention Fund is launched

The £800k Innovation in Waste Prevention Fund stems from a commitment in the Waste Prevention Programme for England (Dec 2013) for a scheme “to support communities to take forward innovative waste prevention, re-use and repair actions in their local areas, working in partnership with local businesses, authorities and civil society groups”. WRAP will deliver the scheme on behalf of Defra.  

Grants of £5k - £50k are available, on a match-funding basis, to partnerships with creative ideas for preventing waste, including product design and re-use initiatives.
The Fund will run for two years and grants will be awarded in three phases.  The deadline for Phase one is 1 September. 
Details of the Fund and application packs are available on the WRAP website at
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