Launched in April 2017, the Litter Innovation Fund was set up as part of the Government’s Litter Strategy for England and is administered by the sustainability not-for-profit WRAP. A total of £450,000 is available for funding to local projects. Round two is now open for applications.
Grants of a maximum of £10,000 per project are awarded to projects with new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering through new methods and interventions, that have not been tried and tested before. Applicants are required to secure at least 10% match-funding.
The programme will only support new interventions and approaches that can be delivered and show meaningful results within six-months. Activities and interventions already in common use, such as litter picking events and bin installation, those already implemented and tested or those similar to successful Round One projects will not be supported.
Project ideas that enhance and improve an existing intervention, which can be implemented in a new way, may be submitted for consideration. In this instance, applicants must demonstrate how the idea is different to what already exists, and where possible, provide any research or information that can support the project idea.
Eligible applicant organisation must be based in England only, and be a:
- Community Interest Company (CIC)
- Industrial Provident Society (IPS) or co-operative
- Local Authority (including principle authorities, parish, and/or town councils)
- National Park Authority
- Broads Authority
- Registered Social Landlord
- Development trust
- Faith group
- Educational institution
- Scouts, Guides and National Citizen Service
- Business: Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) e.g. retail, food chains, event management
Stage One applications (Expressions of Interest) must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 5th October 2018.