A second round of funding with a budget of around £325,000 has opened for innovative research projects that reduce and prevent litter in communities across England.
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:
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.
Applicants should note that funding is not available for activities and interventions that are already in common use, or which have already been implemented and tested, such as litter picking events, teaching materials and resources for schools, radio campaigns, projects which are substantially similar to those which were successful in the first round. However, applications will be considered from organisations that have a project idea that will enhance and improve an existing intervention which can be implemented in a new way.
There is a two-stage application process.
The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 5 October 2018 (5pm).