Banbury, UK — The latest round of the Innovation in Waste Prevention Fund (England) is about projects that can demonstrate high levels of innovation i.e. „new in the world“. The projects must tackle waste prevention. In order to attract smaller scale projects there will also be a reduced match funding requirement for projects requesting between £5,000 and £10,000. The maximum amount of funding available per project remains at £50,000.
The fund is available to support projects addressing „waste prevention“, which is explained more fully in the Government’s Waste Prevention Programme. According to Guidance Notes, the fund will not support anything classified as recycling or composting.
Projects must be truly innovative – a wholly new idea to encourage waste prevention practices that haven’t been tried anywhere else. This could involve introducing new services or products, or, delivering existing services using alternative business approaches. It would not include, for example, extending any existing services or replicating a service/project that is tried and tested elsewhere.
The fund will prioritise projects that address food, textiles, paper and board, plastics, electronic and electrical equipment, furniture and bulky items, construction and demolition wastes, and healthcare and chemical products.
„I can also tell you that 10 organisations have been selected to receive grants from the highly successful Round 1. Contracts are being finalised and we will provide details on these in early December“, added Linda Crichton, Head of Programme, Resource Management, WRAP.
Source: Waste Action & Resource Programme (WRAP)