13th Dec 2012

FREE support to recycling and re-use enterprises offered by WRAP

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Revised information about the support WRAP can offer SMEs (commercial businesses and third sector organisations) is available on the WRAP website and can be found here: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/business-support-recycling-and-re-use.


WRAP can provide business support services can help:

        expand capacity;

        improve business efficiency and output quality; and

        access finance through business planning and strategy development.


Key areas include:

        Marketing and Sales


        Management support


This support is specifically aimed at SMEs (Small and Medium sized Entreprises) and re-use enterprises operating in the third sector. The definition of an SME is a business with fewer than 250 employees and either a total turnover of less than £42 million or a balance sheet total (net worth) of less than £36 million. SMEs with outside investors may still be eligible for support provided that no more than 25% of the business is owned by a company of larger size than an SME.


Third sector re-use enterprises

Third sector re-use enterprises are eligible for business support services provided that they are involved with the re-use or repair of one or more of the following materials:


        textiles (clothes but also home textiles such as carpets and curtains);

        furniture (office and domestic); and

        food (re-distribution for human consumption).

        Other materials, for example paint and mattresses, may be considered subject to agreement.


Support to consortia of re-use enterprises, working in collaboration or in conjunction with local authorities or commercial companies, is in scope provided organisations are involved with the re-use or repair of one or more of the materials listed above.


Commercial businesses

There are two types of business activity that are eligible for business support services:-


a)      Reprocessing or collection business operating in (or a start-up business planning to operate in) the UK recycling sector and recycling one or more of the following materials: food waste; glass; mixed plastics; textiles (carpets, clothes and mattresses), WEEE or wood (lower grade). The waste that you are recycling must mainly be derived from the UK's waste stream.


b)      A company operating in the UK re-using or repairing one or more of the following materials:  WEEE, textiles (clothes but also home textiles such as carpets and curtains), furniture (office and domestic).


Additional information about grant support can be found here: http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/grant-support-re-use-and-repair


Please note that this applies to England only. Organisations in Wales should contact WRAP Cymru and organisations in Scotland should contact Zero Waste Scotland.

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