Does your project meet the eligibility criteria?



We’re looking for innovative and creative projects to submit their ideas before the deadline: 24th February 2019. All projects must meet the requirements below.



1. Impact

The project needs to demonstrate tangible impact on plastic pollution. This could be a direct and immediate impact or a clear path to future impact. 

2. Legacy

We want to see that the project will have a longer term impact beyond the scope of the funded year, and ideally it would have wider social and environmental benefits too. 

3. Discrete

We want to fund a discrete project, or specific project activity rather than contribute towards an organisation’s core costs.

4. Innovation

We want to know what’s different about this project, the people and the organisation(s) delivering it.   

5. Open sharing

How will you share the learnings, outputs and results to inspire and enable others to learn from and amplify your project (and thereby increase the impact).


The grant panel presentation day is on the 16th April 2019. Shortlisted projects will need to be available on this date to present their projects in London.


The grant fund is open to the following types of organisation. Collaboration is encouraged and partnership applications are welcome. The monies will need to be paid to the lead applicant which must be a UK registered body, and one of the following:

  • Charity

  • Academic body

  • Community interest company 

  • Social enterprise* (as defined below)

  • School/ College

    *The fund is open to social enterprises that have a clear charitable mission, that can demonstrate the positive difference they’re trying to make and which reinvest profits to further their social mission, and/or which, in a ‘wind-up’ situation, pass remaining assets on to another non-profit social enterprise that has a charitable purpose. 

    Please see the fund’s Terms and Conditions for full details.

If you’re concerned about plastic pollution but aren’t in a position to apply for funding, then explore Hubbub’s ideas and campaigns on cutting plastics and be inspired. And find out what Waitrose & Partners is doing to reduce its own plastic footprint.