Litter Innovation Fund Offers Grants for Innovative Community Projects

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Litter Innovation Fund

The Government has launched round two with more than £300,000 available for community projects in England that tackle littering in their community.

The overall aim of the programme is to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter through new methods and interventions, that have not been tried and tested before, and can be delivered and show meaningful results within six months.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available to support innovative research projects (located in England only) that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely. A minimum of 10% match funding is required, and this can be either in-kind or monetary.

Projects may take a range of approaches, such as:

  • Incentives, eg, exploring the use of packaging (including plastics), use of rewards, new nudge techniques.
  • Working together, eg, promoting a collaborative approach to tackling litter with a genuine partnership.
  • Technology, eg, technology pilots – apps or product design.

Around 10% of the fund is reserved for new project ideas aimed specifically at reducing litter in the marine environment.

A wide range of organisations can apply, including charities, development trusts, faith groups, educational institutions, local authorities, registered social landlords, and small to medium enterprise.

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