WRAP has announced Round 2 of the Litter Innovation Fund (LIF). 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).
Scope and aim of the Litter Innovation 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 will award small grants of up to £10,000 to support innovative research projects (located in England only) that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely. Applicants are required to contribute a minimum of 10% match funding, either in-kind or monetary.
This programme can only support new interventions and approaches that can be delivered and show meaningful results within six-months. WRAP are unable to consider activities and interventions that are already in common use, or which have already been implemented and tested.
However, should you have a project idea that will enhance and improve an existing intervention, which can be implemented in a new way, you are welcome to apply. Applicants will be required to demonstrate how the idea is different to what already exists, and where possible, provide any research or information that can support your project idea.
Who can apply?
To be eligible, the applicant organisation must be based in England only, and be one of the organisations listed below:
• 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
• 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.
The application process will operate in two phases.
Phase 1 – Expression of Interest (EOI): At this stage, WRAP require details of who you are and your current activities, a brief overview of your project idea (including why it is innovative), how much grant you are requesting, and how you intend to monitor the impact of your project. The assessment panel will moderate all the submitted ideas and will then shortlist those ideas that they consider best meet the aim and objectives of the programme.
Completed EOI forms should be submitted by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by on Friday 5 October 2018, 17:00
Phase 2 – Full Application: The applicants/EOIs shortlisted by the Panel will be invited to submit a more detailed application.
For further information and to apply, visit: www.wrap.org.uk/content/litter-innovation-fund