Not for profit organisations and charities redistributing surplus food from retailers and food manufacturers can now apply for grants to improve how they handle and distribute leftover food by investing in infrastructure such as:
- Warehouse infrastructure
- Weighing equipment
- Storage solutions
- Industrial freezer / fridges
- Inventory software equipment
- Baler / loading equipment
- Loading equipment (project use only)
- Labelling equipment
The funding is being made available through the 2nd funding round of the Food Waste Prevention programme. The programme is funded by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs and administered through the Waste and Resources Action Programme. A total of £6 million is being made available.
Organisations can apply for grants of between £200,000 and £1 million through the large grants programme and grants of between £20,000 and £170,000 through the small grants programme.
The closing date for applications is the 1st July 2019 for large grants and the 15th July for small grants.