Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant - Phase 2 now open for applications – new deadline date of 3 July
The Government in collaboration with the Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) have launched a £3.25 million fund to support the operations of not-for-profit food redistributors to ensure that any surplus food can reach people in need or those considered most vulnerable. The COVID-19 Emergency Surplus Food Grant will be delivered in three phases.
During phase 1 WRAP will be approaching a target list of small redistribution organisations who have applied previously to the fund to ascertain their immediate need for potential funding support.
Phase 2 (launched on the 9 April) provides funding opportunities for small surplus food redistributors.
Phase 3 funding support aimed at medium to larger operators.
The grants can be used to fund both capital and revenue costs associated with redistribution activities such as access to surplus food through logistical collections - sorting, storing, freezing, labelling/repackaging food, and onward distribution of food to charities or end beneficiaries. The deadline for pase 2 has been extended to the 3 July 2020.
For more information visit the WRAP website.