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Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant

Closing date: 
22 April, 2020 - 13:00

***This grant is now closed for applications***

As a result of the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 virus, WRAP appreciates that applicant businesses will currently have other key priorities to consider. We have therefore decided to extend the deadline for this grant scheme by one month to allow applicants additional time. We acknowledge that this extension will also impact the timescales for delivering your proposed project, so we have therefore revised the times for the grant implementation and monitoring phases also. Please see revised timescale below:

New submission date

Wednesday 22 April 2020, at 13:00

Aim to inform applicants of the outcome of their application

w/c 8th June 2020

Funds fully claimed by

July 2021

Phase 2: Project monitoring and evaluation completion

January 2022

WRAP is looking to identify new behaviour change interventions that can be tailored to food waste prevention. The intervention must encourage citizens to waste less food. If you have a new idea that can achieve the above, please download an application pack.

Please note: applications for this grant will follow a two-stage assessment process:

Stage 1 – Your Outline Proposal
Stage 2 – Full Application

We aim to share the outcomes of the Stage 1 assessment, the week commencing 11 May.

Applications for Stage 1 are open for registration from Thursday 30 January until Wednesday 22 April at 13.00.

Your application must demonstrate that your project idea will have a direct influence in changing behaviour. For example, applying an already proven intervention that has been tried and tested before, which may have covered a different subject matter or has been tested within a different environment, and can now be tailored and applied to citizens’ food waste prevention.

What is eligible?

We are looking to support interventions that will specifically focus on two behaviours:

  • Buy what you eat (BWYE), and;
  • Eat what you buy (EWYB).

Examples could be interventions that:

  • Help promote a better understanding of Best Before Date vs Use-By Date
  • Promote and encourage consumers to buy/shop better – buying the ‘right’ quantity for what is required. For example, shopping planners
  • Educate citizens on how to store or freeze food correctly
The scheme is open to small or medium size enterprises or not-for-profit and public funded organisations (such as a local authority) in England only. The scheme will award grants between £25,000 and £100,000 for both capital and revenue project expenditure.

***Please note: applications for this grant are now closed.***