Plan Plastic: The Million Pound Challenge

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Do you have an innovative project that tackles plastic pollution? Waitrose & Partners has launched a £1 million grant fund to accelerate action on reducing plastic pollution.

The fund will give grants between £150,000 to £300,000 to innovative projects that rethink how we all use and dispose of plastic. They are looking for a small number of projects to support over one year, starting in April 2019. Projects will be selected by a Grant Panel, made up of independent experts on plastics, grant making, social enterprise and a senior representative from Waitrose & Partners.

OYW is very proud that OYW Ambassador Danielle Crompton was behind this initiative.

Projects should address one of:

  • Plastics in the community 
  • Education
  • Public behaviour change
  • Food, agriculture and farming
  • Microplastic


  • Tangible impact on plastic pollution, or a clear path to future impact
  • Long term legacy
  • Funding must go towards a specific project, rather than general costs
  • Innovative and different
  • Openly share learnings, outputs and results

Deadline for submission: 24th February 2019

Find out more information here

Apply now