Food Waste Prevention - large scale grant

Closing date for applications for Stage 1 Outline Proposals - 1 July 2019

The aim of this grant is to support the redistribution of a significant volume of food to end beneficiaries through not-for-profit organisations / non-commercial activity.

This grant will provide capital infrastructure to help address a current gap in the sector for redistributing food that is currently being wasted, and instead finding solutions for diverting it to people in need.

The outcome of the assessment for Stage 1 will be announced the week commencing 29 July 2019.

This large-scale grant will fund between £200k to £1M projects.

Eligibility criteria

  • Any size enterprise small to large (no commercial activity). Enterprises can partner for joint bids
  • England only

Eligible activities

  • Warehouse infrastructure 
  • Weighing equipment
  • Storage solutions
  • Industrial freezer / fridges
  • Inventory software equipment
  • Baler / loading equipment
  • Shelving  
  • Conveyors 
  • Loading equipment (project use only)
  • Labelling equipment
  • Vehicles 

Ineligible activities

  • Food for animal feed
  • Valorisation
  • Replacement of existing infrastructure where there is no added value or additionality. i.e. like for like

Candidates will be shortlisted based on the following criteria:

  • Applicant eligibility 
  • Project activity 
  • Applicant’s ability to deliver 
  • Potential project impact

We welcome the opportunity to work with a range of enterprises on finding solutions for food waste prevention, and we look forward to receiving your application. You can find out more about eligibility criteria, 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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