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

The Resource Action Fund supported organisations in England which aimed to reduce waste and make better use of materials.

  • Funded by Defra, RAF supported key policy outcomes in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter.
  • RAF delivered both expert support in the areas of food and non-household municipal recycling and grant funding.
  • This brochure highlights the RAF grant scheme within the recycling policy area.
  • Investments made by Defra through RAF have helped towards meeting the aims of the UK Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy for England ambitions and reduce the reliance on virgin materials.
Over their lifetimes, the initiatives funded through the Resource Action Fund are expected to divert over 23,066 tonnes of non-household municipal waste from landfill. This is estimated to avoid over 46,169 tonnes of CO2e emissions.

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  • Resource Action Fund Recycling Grant

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