Grants of between £300 and £3,000 are available to Schools, Colleges and Universities for projects that significantly reduce their reliance on single-use plastics and the amount of plastic waste.
The funding which is being made through the Tap Water Awards aims to support projects that:
- Develop new solutions to replace pre-existing systems that rely on plastic
- Promote the use of tap water, or other related themes.
Projects can have a community, local or national impact. In the case of applications from schools, the Tap Water Awards expect projects to take place before or after school, during lunch or in the holidays, unless the school can provide a good reason in your application why this is not possible (for example, you are in a remote rural area). Projects should help children learn about new things that are not part of the school day. This may be achieved by working with a local community group or local people. The Tap Water Awards will accept applications for projects working solely with children with special needs where it may not be appropriate to involve the wider community.
Organisations wishing to apply are strongly advised to contact tapwater.org before applying.