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Litter Innovation Fund

Wrap are managing the Litter Innovation Fund, a £450,000 programme, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). No further submissions are being accepted.

Scope and aim of the Fund

The overall aim of the programme is to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering through new methods and interventions, that have not been tried and tested before. The programme has awarded small grants of up to £10,000 to support innovative research projects located in England, that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely. Grant recipients have been required to contribute a minimum of 10% match funding, either in-kind or monetary, and deliver their projects within six months of receipt of the grant funding. 

Applications were invited from organisations based in England:

 

  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Industrial Provident Society (IPS) or co-operatives
  • Local Authorities (including principle authorities, parish, and/or town councils)
  • National Park Authorities 
  • Broads Authorities 
  • Registered Social Landlords 
  • Charities 
  • Development trust 
  • Faith group 
  • Educational institutions 
  • Scouts, Guides and National Citizen Service
  • Business - Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) e.g. retail, food chains, event management etc.

 

Successful Grant Awards

Round 1 of funding (2018)

 

Applicant Project type Award
Bristol City Council  Street litter £10,000
Herefordshire Council Street litter - binfrastructure £9,050
Hubbub Foundation Litter in sports stadium £9,650
Keep Britain Tidy  Street litter - binfrastructure £9,873
Keep Britain Tidy  Street litter - night-time economy £9,974
Keep Britain Tidy  Dog fouling £9,952
Keep Britain Tidy  Street litter - "tidy littering" £9,918
Medway Council Street litter - transport interchange £10,000
North West Kent Countryside Partnership  Street litter - waterways £2,380
Selby District Council  Roadside litter £4,152
St Edmundsbury Council Roadside litter £10,000
Teignbridge Council Beach litter £8,000
Thames21 Ltd Street litter - waterways £9,500

Round 2 of funding (2019)

The following organisations have been offered a Litter Innovation Fund Grant Award, subject to contract.

Applicant  Project type  Award
GreenSeas Trust Coastal litter - binfrastructure  £10,000 
Litter Free Dorset hosted in Dorset Council Events litter  £8,378
Groundwork Wakefield Street litter – litter hub £10,000 
Community Foundation Calderdale  Street litter - binfrastructure  £9,680
Oldham Council Street litter - binfrastructure £10,000 
bBits - Bin Finder Street litter – digital £10,000 
Petroc Street litter – digital  £9,390
Middlesex University Street litter – community engagement  £7,022
Fenland District Council Roadside litter – haulage industry  £4,868
Bedford Borough Council Street litter – enviro-hubs  £9,020
Firvale Community Hub Street litter – community engagement  £8,555
Leicester City Council Street litter – digital  £10,000 
Education Futures Trust Street litter – community engagement   £9,994
Huntingdonshire District Council Roadside litter – haulage industry  £9,674
Up Our Street Street litter – community engagement £10,000