Litter Innovation Fund

Litter Innovation Fund

WRAP is happy to announce 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).

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.

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
  • Charities
  • 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.

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