Proposals wanted for Food Waste Reduction Initiatives


The Agriculture Minister has issued a call for proposals for Food Waste Reduction Initiatives under the 2021 Rural Innovation and Development Fund.

Minister Charlie McConalogue said the funding will enhance the work previously funded to identify, target and address the issue, while Ireland generates over 1 million tonnes of food waste each year.

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 the 14th April 2021. Proposals will be assessed through a competitive process for funding.

€180,000 for proposals relating to the promotion or development of innovative food waste reduction projects to reduce food waste in rural areas is available.

The maximum amount that will be paid to any project is €60,000.

Applications can be made via the Call for Proposals application form which is available at