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Local authority small waste electricals kerbside investment fund  - Summer 2019

Research shows that small electricals too often end up in people’s bins and are not correctly collected and recycled at end of life. To help address this challenge and to make it easier for householders to recycle, the WEEE Fund is launching a small waste electricals kerbside collection investment fund. Up to £3 million has been allocated from 2020 to end 2022. 

Who can apply?

This is open to any UK waste collection authority (or partnership of authorities) prepared to roll-out and/or expand kerbside collection for small electricals.

What level of funding can I apply for?

We are inviting proposals at an indicative £20k per project (based on a single waste collection authority). 

When is the closing date?

The closing date for applications for the first round is 25 October 2019. Further rounds are envisaged, subject to availability of funds. 

We will issue a reminder every six months to help waste collection authorities plan for when they review collection contracts/arrangements.

Communications support

These grants will be supported by a national communications campaign, launching in 2020, which will also provide local authorities with communication tools and materials available for local adaptation.  

We will provide various other supporting initiatives over the coming months.

How do I apply?

The application form is available here, the evaluation criteria available here and the grant terms and conditions available here.

For further information or queries please email info@weeefund.uk

Reuse grant support - Summer 2019

Research shows that small electricals too often end up in people’s bins and are not correctly collected and recycled at end of life. To help address this challenge and to make it easier for householders to recycle, the WEEE Fund is launching a fund to support reuse organisations to build capacity and help expand the collection network. Up to £0.5 million has been allocated.
 

Who can apply?

This is open to any UK registered reuse organisation and support is available to:

  • Increase the collection network by offering new small electricals collections upon household, kerbside or donation pick-up on top of their current LDA and other WEEE collections;

  • Upgrade their reuse, testing and repair operations; 

  • Support School and Office Collection Days.

 

What are the conditions? 

  • Household collection service will be offered 5 days per week for minimum 12 months, the office and school service offered on appropriate rotation. 

  • Investments will be available for workshop/test equipment upgrade, vehicles, other equipment and/or staffing - judged on a case by case need basis. 

  • Monthly reporting must be made to the WEEE Fund to include category, tonnage and social impact in order to illustrate impact on and support of meeting future WEEE targets. This report will include data for used EEE, WEEE reuse and WEEE recycling. 

  • Reusers will be AATF registered in order to meet compliance arrangements - WEEE Fund will support the application costs if required.

 

What level of funding can I apply for?

We are inviting proposals at an indicative £50k per project. 

 

When is the closing date?

The closing date for applications for the first round is 18 October 2019

  

Communications support

These grants will be supported by a national communications campaign, launching in 2020, which will also provide reuse organisations with communication tools and materials available for local adaptation.  

How do I apply?

The application form is available here, the evaluation criteria available here, and the grant terms and conditions available here.

Technical research proposals - Summer 2019

The second open call for ideas for technical research projects opened on Monday 20 May 2019.

The first phase of technical research was focused on pressing research needs. This next phase gives us the opportunity to explore whether the fund can support and pilot innovative collection models, support more effective enforcement and help improve resource and recycling efficiency. Our focus will continue on projects that can deliver genuine and lasting improvements to the system, with the buy-in and support from the community of local authorities, businesses and civic society groups. 

The application form is available here, the evaluation criteria available here, and the grant terms and conditions available here.

Developed project proposals should be sent to info@weeefund.uk by 30 September 2019 and applicants are encouraged to engage with the WEEE Fund as early as possible.