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Food Waste Reduction

Food Waste Reduction Pilot Projects – Call for Proposals

The Rural Innovation and Development Fund, administered by the Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine, has included a new scheme area under the following theme in rural areas: Food Waste Reduction

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Agriculture House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2, DO2 WK12, Ireland,  invites organisations/economic operators involved in food waste reduction to submit proposals to establish initiatives for the provision of pilot projects that aim at reducing food waste generated by food businesses, retailer/wholesalers, or suppliers in rural areas in Ireland.

Funding up to a maximum of €130,000 (excl VAT) is available in support of food waste reduction pilot projects under this Call for Proposals.

The objective of this call for proposals is to provide, on a competitive basis, funding to activities or items that relate to the promotion and/or development of innovative food waste reduction pilot projects. These initiatives should be underpinned with the overall CEDRA objective of energising the rural economy by encouraging innovative job creation and sustainable enterprise development.

Applications on the attached official application form must be submitted electronically to the following email address:

The deadline for receipt of applications to the above address is: 12:00 on 11 August 2017.  Applications received after that time or date will not be considered.

Full details of this Call for Proposals and the official application form can be downloaded below: