Starbucks and Hubbub/ Foodwaste/ Opens 14 June

Where: UK

Amount: 6 Grants up to £60K


The Eat it Up Fund was created last year with funding provided by Starbucks (using the money coming from Starbucks 5p cup charge) in partnership with Hubbub Foundation UK, an environmental charity.

Now in its second year, the grant fund is offering six grants of £60,000 each to support innovative ideas to tackle food waste in the UK. The grant must be used within a year.

The fund will support UK registered organisations with an early-stage food waste project with potential for impact at scale.

The funding is for initiatives that do one or more of the following:

  • Address pre-farmgate waste (the food production process, up to the point where the products have been harvested and prepared as produce for sale).
  • Prevent food from being wasted at the manufacturing and processing stage.
  • Minimise food waste from retailers.
  • Find creative ways to use surplus food in communities or at home.

The fund can support ideas that are ready to test, or concepts that have been tested and are ready to progress further.

The focus for this funding is as high up the food waste hierarchy as possible. Priority will be given to prevention and edible recovery/ repurposing over initiatives that do not result in food being kept within the human food chain.


Who can apply?

Applications will be accepted from any organisation that can prove they are an officially constituted body, registered in the UK.

This includes:

  • Registered charities, including charitable incorporated organisations and not for profit companies.
  • Social enterprises.
  • Community Interest Companies.
  • Schools, universities and colleges.
  • Local authorities.
  • Micro and small businesses with a clear social purpose.

Applications from a collaboration of organisations are welcomed as long as the lead organisation is one of the types of organisations listed above.

How to Apply:

A Q&A webinar will be held on 4 June 2024 (11:00 to 11:45am). Registration is required for this Zoom session.

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