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Resource Action Fund – Food Waste Prevention Grants

The Resource Action Fund is an £18m fund, provided by Defra, to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing and better managing, waste.

Please note: VODA has confirmed with their Resource Action Fund Grant Manager that the small scale grants are open to charities, although it does not specify this in the criteria.

Small Scale Grants.

  • £20,000 – £170,000.
  • To provide new small-scale capital infrastructure and revenue support to organisations redistributing surplus food. The aim is to address current barriers to food redistribution and to develop new solutions for reducing food waste from surplus food.
  • Open to small and medium sized businesses who can supply surplus food from food businesses either directly to those in need, or to other organisations who offer this service.
  • Capital costs covered include (not limited to) freezers, repackaging, inventory equipment, vehicles, etc. Revenue costs covered include (not limited to) project staff costs, drivers, promotional activity, volunteer recruitment, training, etc.

Deadline: 11 July

Read more and apply here.