Round 2 – Refill Infrastructure Grant is now open to applicants.
WRAP and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) are working together to deliver a new Supply Chain Refill Infrastructure Grant. This is part of the UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects Competition, a £1.4m grant programme which aims to support the delivery of the UK Government’s target of achieving zero avoidable plastic waste by the end of 2042 and the objectives of The UK Plastics Pact.
This new £475,000 scheme is open to applicants looking to trial and pilot new interventions that will implement refill infrastructure within an existing or new supply chain. WRAP is inviting Expressions of Interest from eligible applicants with project proposals that have strong commercial potential to reduce the use of single use primary plastic packaging. Projects should also offer significant opportunity to challenge and change the status quo, by changing the way retailers and their associated supply chain partners manage and design their supply chains in order to incorporate new refill options for their customers.
The scheme is looking to support collaborative projects only, that are business-led between retailers, manufacturers, and/or supply chain partners in order to identify how to ensure the economics of refill work across the whole supply chain and which can be communicated to the wider industry for the benefit of all.
The appointed lead applicant must be from industry and must be a business or organisation that is currently dealing with, or planning to operate in, a plastic supply chain. (i.e. manufacturers, retailers, distributers, resource management companies etc.). Project proposals must include a collaboration with at least one other organisation. Other organisations may include retailers, manufacturers, or supply chain partners. The programme will award grants between £50,000 to £150,000 (both capital and revenue expenditure). There is a requirement for grant recipients to demonstrate commitment to the project by contributing a minimum of 25% match-funding (in monetary form).
The deadline for Stage 1 EOIs: 6th August 2020
WRAP aims to inform applicants of the outcome of the moderation process by: w/c 31st August 2020
The deadline for Stage 2 Full Application: Mid October 2020
WRAP aims to inform Stage 2 applicants of the final outcome decisions by: Nov/Dec 2020
Find out more here.