The Resource Action Fund (RAF) was an £18 million fund, provided by Defra to support resource efficiency projects, with the goal of diverting, reducing, and better managing waste. The funding supported organisations in England which aimed to reduce waste and make better use of materials.

Funded by Defra, RAF supported key policy outcomes in the areas of food, plastics, textiles, recycling infrastructure and litter. RAF delivered both expert support in the areas of food and non-household municipal recycling and grant funding.

This brochure showcases the RAF grants within the food policy area. Investments made by Defra through RAF have helped to make positive strides towards the UK achieving the Courtauld Commitment 2030 food waste target and UN Sustainable Development Goal 12.3 which both have a goal, to halve food wasted by 2030, and prevent the CO2e emissions caused by food being sent to landfill.

Overall, the initiatives funded are expected to divert over 30,466 tonnes of food from being wasted and therefore to avoid over 122,588 tonnes of CO2e emissions.

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  • Resource Action Fund Food Grants

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