Food Waste Prevention – small scale grant

Closing date for applications – 11 July 2019 (single stage process)

Outcomes of assessment will be shared the week commencing 26 August 2019.

WRAP is managing a programme of grants to provide new small-scale capital infrastructure and revenue support to organisations redistributing surplus food. The aim is to address current barriers to food redistribution and to develop new solutions for reducing food waste from surplus food.  The grant is open to small and medium sized businesses (including not for profits) who can supply surplus food from food businesses either directly to those in need, or to other organisations who offer this service. 

This programme will continue the success of a 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.

Eligibility criteria

  • Any enterprise small or medium sized
  • England only

Eligible activities


  • Freezers
  • Vehicles 
  • Storage
  • Shelving 
  • Warehouse equipment 
  • Labelling equipment 
  • Repackaging 
  • Stock inventory equipment or software


  • Staff costs directly on project 
  • Drivers
  • PPE / Health & Safety equipment and clothing required for direct use on the project
  • Promotional activity
  • Volunteer recruitment 
  • Training 
  • Fuel 
  • Training for the people involved, such as IT or food safety skills

Ineligible activities

  • Business as usual activities 
  • Running costs to extend existing projects 
  • Food for animal feed
  • Food redistributed for energy such as Anaerobic Digestion
  • Food redistributed for compost
  • Food production/manufacturing equipment 
  • Existing activities or costs for existing staff, operating and running costs, existing equipment.
  • Purchase of land / buildings

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:

  • Single application form with supporting guidance 
  • Assessed against weighted criteria by panel consensus

We welcome the opportunity to work with a range of enterprises on finding solutions for food redistribution, and we look forward to receiving your application. You can find out more about eligibility criteria, and key dates and instructions in the guidance and FAQ documents, which can be accessed by filling in the form below.

To find out more, and to apply for this grant, please fill in the form below, and we will send you a link to the FAQ and application documents.

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