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WRAP | Food Waste Reduction Fund announced


ACR+ member WRAP opened the Food Waste Reduction Fund. This 500,000 pounds fund is provided by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). The aim of the Fund is to help avoid surplus food produced by food businesses from becoming waste, by enabling Not-for-Profit (NfP) organisations across England to redistribute more of this food to people in need. Interested NfP’s will need to demonstrate they plan to work in partnership with food businesses such as retailers, manufacturers, wholesalers, food service and logistics companies.

The programme will award grants ranging in value from 20,000 to 75,000 pounds for new projects that can be piloted and evaluated and, if successful, can then be replicated and implemented more widely.

Interested organisations should propose a method of increasing quantities of surplus food redistributed that would otherwise not happen without this funding, for example by involving businesses who are new to redistribution, accessing more food from businesses who already redistribute some surpluses, making increased use of food logistics companies, or tackling a specific barrier.