Funding news - 13/02/2012
Collections of Food Waste from Businesses - Demonstration Projects
The Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP) administers the new Collections of Food Waste from Businesses - Demonstration Projects scheme.
Funding is available to develop a number of demonstration projects which will help improve services to businesses, divert food waste from landfill and support the delivery of the Government’s AD Strategy. Funded projects will demonstrate good practice approaches to collecting food waste from businesses, look at ways to reduce service costs and maximise food waste recycling.
The overarching purpose of the scheme is to encourage the collection of food waste from small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), public sector buildings and larger businesses.
There is a budget of approximately £500,000 available for the period 2011-14. The maximum value of a grant under this current round is £100,000. The scheme can fund capital costs such as vehicles, bins and some publicity materials for projects that will significantly increase the quantity of food waste collected from businesses and public sector organisations.
Local authorities, private sector or community sector organisations operating in England may apply for support.
The closing date for receipt of applications for the next round is 23 March 2012.
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Source: WRAP, 10/02/12