WRAP – Citizen Food Waste Behaviour Change Grant


Closing date: 25 March, 2020 – 13:00

WRAP is looking to identify new behaviour change interventions that can be tailored to food waste prevention. The intervention must encourage citizens to waste less food. If you have a new idea that can achieve the above, please download an application pack.

Please note: applications for this grant will follow a two-stage assessment process:

Stage 1 – Your Outline Proposal
Stage 2 – Full Application

We aim to share the outcomes of the Stage 1 assessment, the week commencing 11 May.

Applications for Stage 1 are open for registration from Thursday 30 January until Wednesday 25 March at 13.00. Please email your application to citizensfoodgrant@wrap.org.uk.

Your application must demonstrate that your project idea will have a direct influence in changing behaviour. For example, applying an already proven intervention that has been tried and tested before, which may have covered a different subject matter or has been tested within a different environment, and can now be tailored and applied to citizens’ food waste prevention.

What is eligible?

We are looking to support interventions that will specifically focus on two behaviours:

  • Buy what you eat (BWYE), and;
  • Eat what you buy (EWYB).

Examples could be interventions that:

  • Help promote a better understanding of Best Before Date vs Use-By Date
  • Promote and encourage consumers to buy/shop better – buying the ‘right’ quantity for what is required. For example, shopping planners
  • Educate citizens on how to store or freeze food correctly

The scheme is open to small or medium size enterprises in England only. The scheme will award grants between £25,000 and £100,000 for both capital and revenue project expenditure. 

To apply please visit https://www.wrap.org.uk/content/citizen-food-waste-behaviour-change-grant


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