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Litter Innovation Fund

New ways to reduce and prevent litter

Please note: No further submissions are being accepted.

WRAP managed the Litter Innovation Fund, a £450,000 programme, funded by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).

Scope and aim of the Fund

  • The overall aim of the programme is to find new ways of reducing and preventing litter/littering through new methods and interventions, that have not been tried and tested before.
  • The programme has awarded small grants of up to £10,000 to support innovative research projects located in England, that have the potential to be scaled up or replicated more widely.
  • Grant recipients have been required to contribute a minimum of 10% match funding, either in-kind or monetary, and deliver their projects within six months of receipt of the grant funding. 

Applications were invited from organisations based in England:

  • Community Interest Company (CIC)
  • Industrial Provident Society (IPS) or co-operatives
  • Local Authorities (including principle authorities, parish, and/or town councils)
  • National Park Authorities 
  • Broads Authorities 
  • Registered Social Landlords 
  • Charities 
  • Development trust 
  • Faith group 
  • Educational institutions 
  • Scouts, Guides and National Citizen Service
  • Business - Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) e.g. retail, food chains, event management etc.

Successful Grant Awards

Round 1 of funding (2018)

Applicant Project Type Award
Bristol City Council Street litter £10,000
Herefordshire Council Street litter - binfrastructure £9,050
Hubbub Foundation Litter in sports stadium £9,650
Keep Britain Tidy Street litter - binfrastructure £9,873
Keep Britain Tidy Street litter - night time economy £9,974
Keep Britain Tidy Dog fouling £9,952
Keep Britain Tidy Street litter - tidy littering £9,918
Medway Council Street litter - transport interchange £10,000
North West Kent Countryside Partnership Street litter - waterways £2,380
Selby District Council Roadside litter £4,152
St Edmundsbury Council Roadside litter £10,000
Teignbridge Council Beach litter £8,000
Thames21 Ltd Street litter - waterways £9,500

Round 2 of funding (2019)

The following organisations have been offered a Litter Innovation Fund Grant Award.

Applicant Project Type Award
GreenSeas Trust Coastal litter - binfrastructure £10,000
Litter Free Dorset hosted in Dorset Council Events litter £8,378
Groundwork Wakefield Street litter - litter hub £10,000
Community Foundation Calderdale Street litter - binfrastructure £9,680
Oldham Council Street litter - binfrastrcuture £10,000
bBits - Bin Finder Street litter - digital £10,000
Petroc Street litter - digital £9,390
Middlesex University Street litter - community engagement £7,022
Fenland District Council Roadsite litter - haulage industry £4,868
Bedford Borough Council Street litter - enviro-hubs £9,020
Firvale Community Hub Street litter - community engagement £8,555
Leicester City Council Street litter - digital £10,000
Education Futures Trust Street litter - community engagement  £9,994
Huntingdonshire District Council Roadside litter - haulage industry £9,674
Up Our Street Street litter - community engagement