Waste prevention charity WRAP has announced a new £500,000 fund to support new projects that can demonstrate the commercial potential of biochemical processing options for high-volume challenging / hard-to-tackle streams of wasted food.
Partnerships between industry and research organisations can apply for grants of between £20,000 and £100,000 to identify new viable options that can be brought to operation to minimise food waste and release the value of this food rather than it being disposed of.
The following activities are eligible for grant funding:
- Capital usage contribution
- Capital costs associated with prototype development / build
- Pilot kits
- Lab equipment
- Lab testing costs
- Certification costs directly associated with the project.
- Staff costs directly associated with the delivery of the grant project
- Technical consultancy support
- Monitoring & evaluation costs (maximum 20% if funded by grant)
- Marketing / comms associated with the project (not business advertising)
- Consumer testing
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the project. Reasonable fuel costs
- Equipment rental (not long-term leasing)
- Reasonable expenses allowance
To be eligible, projects must be based in England.
The closing date for applications is 1pm on the 26th March 2020.