Resource Action Fund
The Resource Action Fund is an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing, waste.
The large and small-scale Food Waste Prevention grants are now open for applications.
Large scale grants
Food Waste Prevention – Stage 1 proposals open 13 May – 1 July 2019
This scheme is to provide capital infrastructure that will help address a current capacity gap in the sector for redistributing food that is currently being wasted, diverting this to people in need. The grants will support redistributing a significant volume of food to end beneficiaries through not-for-profit organisations / non-commercial activity.
This large-scale grant will fund between £200k to £1M projects.
Small scale grants
Wave 1: Food Waste Prevention - open 13 May – 15 July 2019
Programme of grants to provide new small-scale capital infrastructure and revenue support to organisations redistributing surplus food from the likes of retailers and food manufacturers. This programme will continue the success of the previous small-scale redistribution programme delivered by WRAP in addressing barriers to food redistribution.
This small-scale grant will fund projects between £20,000 and £170,000.
Further programmes are due to open over 2019 and beyond. Details are available here.