Thursday, December 20, 2012

UK- £50,000 For Reuse And Repair Initiatives

WRAP has launched a second round of its capital grant competition to increase the reuse and repair of textiles, furniture, and WEEE, with grants of up to £50,000 available. WRAP is currently in contract negotiations with 11 organisations from the first round of funding, which have the potential to deliver 18,000 tonnes of carbon savings, and create 58 full-time jobs, 21 volunteer placements, 16 apprenticeships, and 4 training places. Eligible expenditure can include:

- Equipment needed for collections and sorting;
- Equipment needed for equipment and testing;
- Cleaning, repair, and remanufacture equipment;
- Storage and stock management systems;
- Packaging systems for repaired and reusable products;
- Alterations to workshop or retail premises.

SMEs (including social enterprises) and local authorities can apply for the funding if they satisfy a number of selection criteria including value for money of their application against the amount of money requested; strength of the business case; financial and operational robustness of the proposal; and market demand of the products delivered by the project. The deadline for applications is the 10th January 2013. More from

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