Resource Action Fund

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

Grants will support key policy outcomes in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.

A series of grants will be made available. Current open grant schemes are as follows:

  • Large scale grants – Food Waste Prevention. This scheme is to provide capital infrastructure that will help address a current capacity gap in the sector for redistributing food that is currently being wasted, diverting this to people in need. The grants will support redistributing a significant volume of food to end beneficiaries through not-for-profit organisations / non-commercial activity. The deadline for applications is 1 July 2019.
  • Small scale grants – Food Waste Prevention. Programme of grants to provide new small-scale capital infrastructure and revenue support to organisations redistributing surplus food from the likes of retailers and food manufacturers.  This programme will continue the success of the previous small-scale redistribution programme delivered by WRAP in addressing barriers to food redistribution. The deadline for applications is 11 July 2019.

Future funding themes and rounds can be viewed on the website.