Welsh Circular Economy Fund widens scope

The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Cymru has announced that it has ‘widened the scope’ of the £6.5-million Wales Circular Economy Fund to help the Welsh economy become ‘more resilient’ as it responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

WRAP has extended the scope for funding. Now, the fund will support organisations seeking to support the preparation of materials for reuse, refurbishment and re-manufacturing activities in Wales. This includes the production of sustainable goods to assist the global fight against Covid-19, such as personal protective equipment (PPE).

Correspondingly, it has lowered the minimum small-scale grant available to £6,000 from £25,000 previously, while the maximum large-scale grant remains £750,000.