Capital Support for Waste Reprocessing in Wales

30 Jul
Thursday 30th July 2009

WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme) and the Welsh Assembly Government are launching another round of their capital grant programme, which aims to help tackle the challenges of waste generated by companies in Wales. We can support development of new or enhanced reprocessing infrastructure, with up to 30% funding for projects in any part of Wales. Subject to the outcome of a bid for ‘Convergence Funds’ higher levels of support may become available in the Convergence Region. Grants are available for three separate materials streams:

Food Waste via Anaerobic Digestion (AD) 
To create a new or expand an existing AD facility to process a minimum of 60% of inputs from Commercial & Industrial food waste (i.e. food waste arisings from food processors, drinks manufacturers, catering companies, hotels).

Construction Waste Recycling Infrastructure 
To create new or expand and improve existing processing/recycling facilities and/or for collection and mobile processing for waste arisings from Construction, Demolition & Excavation sources.  Projects which will install additional processing or separation equipment are also applicable. We are particularly keen to encourage applications which focus on plasterboard recovery.

Commercial & Industrial Plastics 
To increase the reprocessing capacity in Wales of waste plastics, principally from Commercial & Industrial (C&I) sources.  Preference will be given to those projects which take in a range of plastics and which offer higher added value outputs either through effective sorting of materials and/or by ongoing processing through manufacture of final or intermediate products. To be eligible to apply your project must meet the following criteria:

  • be located in Wales;
  • your project must meet the requirements as set out in the individual scope documents;
  • a signed contract with WRAP must be in place by 31 January 2010 and the project must be fully operational by 31 January 2011;
  • a minimum of 60% of project inputs should come from Commercial & Industrial sources;
  • your project would be unable to progress without the grant intervention;
  • your project must be commercially sustainable in the medium and long term and result in an auditable, additional (to any current activity) annual output for 5 years from date of operation.

All applications will be assessed against specific evaluation criteria by an independent panel selected by the Welsh Assembly Government.

Closing date for applications:  12.30 pm Thursday 30 July 2009.

Want to know more or want to apply?
Please read the individual Scope Documents to ensure that your project will comply   and our Guidance Document WCG005 for full details of the evaluation criteria and how to apply.

These can be downloaded from the WRAP website under the Funding section.

WRAP aims to host 2 seminars in May:
North Wales on 27 May
Swansea on 28 May

You will have the opportunity to discuss on a confidential basis whether or not your project fits the scope of the programme and what you will need to do to apply. To book a place please contact Max Harvey on 02920 448095 or

For further details of the MAP Wales Capital Grant Programme please call WRAP’s Grants & Compliance Officer Sarah Burns on 01295 819652 or email