The Litter Innovation Fund
Grants from the Litter Innovation Fund of up to £10,000 are available for local authorities, NP’s, charities and not for profit organisations for projects that can demonstrate innovative and creative solutions to reducing litter in local areas in England.
It is good to see environmental grant funding coming out of the Government. Also pleasing to see the grant criteria being set quite broadly and that funding can go towards a variety of activities including, staffing, education and awareness, innovative messaging to target audiences, signage and campaigning.
At least 10% match funding is required from charities and public funded organisations
However, slightly disappointing to see that all projects have to be completed within a six month time scale of the grant being awarded as often it takes time to get these projects up and running, but it appears that more funding rounds will be coming up in the future.
Two stage grant application
- Expression of Interest – closes 26 September
- Assessment period – 27 September – 13 October
- Invite submission of full applications – w/c 16 October
- Application round closes – 17 November
Total pot of money available is £450,000, 10% of which will be aimed at reducing litter entering the marine environment.
The Litter Innovation Fund is a new programme with funding coming from Defra and DCLG and is being administered by WRAP.
Deadline: 26th September 2017