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Food Waste Reduction

The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine has provided support under the Rural Innovation Development Fund  for organisations and economic operators involved in Food Waste Reduction to promote reducing food waste generated by food businesses, retailer/wholesalers or suppliers in rural areas.  A call for proposal is being issued with the objective of providing funding to activities or items that relate to the promotion and/or development of innovative food waste reduction projects in 2019.  The Call for Proposals relates to the provision of services for the support of food waste reduction projects which are designed to reduce food waste generated by food businesses, retailers/wholesalers or suppliers in rural areas.  The deadline for submission of applications is 12:00 (noon) on 5th July 2019. Proposals will be assessed through a competitive process for funding of proposed projects. 

Total funding available is as follows:

  • €200,000 for proposals relating to the promotion and/or development of innovative food waste reduction projects which are designed to reduce food waste generated in rural areas.  The maximum amount that will be paid to any project is €100,000 (excl VAT).  Funding will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Applications should be made via the Call for Proposals application form: