£500,000 for Projects to Tackle Electronic Waste and Support Digital Inclusion

Grants are available for UK organisations to support innovative approaches to tackling e-waste, with a focus on small electrical devices.

The Time after Time e-waste Fund is provided by Hubbub Foundation and Virgin Media O2 to boost initiatives for tackling the UK’s e-waste challenge. The funding will support projects that aim to prevent e-waste by extending the life of small electrical items; that increase the recycling of e-waste; or that increase understanding of e-waste and reach new audiences.

This year, a total of £500,000 is available, with grants ranging in size from £25,000 to £100,000. The expectation is that between six and eight projects will be supported, with varying grant sizes.

The 2023 round of the programme focuses on digital inclusion projects using smartphones, tablets and laptops. The funding may be used for projects costs only – not organisational core costs.

Applications will be accepted from UK charities, academic bodies, Community Interest Companies, social enterprises, registered companies and local authorities. Collaboration is encouraged, and partnership applications are welcomed. The lead applicant for such applications must be a registered body in the UK.

The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 20 October 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)