Grants support largest annual increase in surplus food redistribution

WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability charity, has reported a huge rise in surplus food redistribution during lockdown with the equivalent of more than 220 million meals worth of food prevented from going to waste by food businesses through partnerships with charitable and commercial redistributors, helped by funding from UK governments. WRAP’s report ‘Surplus food redistribution in the UK 2015 – 2020’ shows the following: More than 92,000 tonnes of surplus food, worth £280 million – the equivalent of 220 million meals – redistributed in 2020. Total food redistributed between 2015…

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The Walmart.org Center for Racial Equity Awards Over $14 Million in First Round of Grants

Walmart and the Walmart Foundation pledged to contribute $100 million over five years through a Center for Racial Equity to help address racial disparities in the U.S. in June 2020. Walmart announced that Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are distributing the first $14.3 million of that commitment in grants to 16 different nonprofit organizations. “Walmart has made a commitment to advancing racial equity, finding areas where we, as a company, can best contribute our resources and expertise to change society’s systems that perpetuate racism and discrimination,” said Kirstie Sims, senior…

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Duke Energy Provides More Than $1 Million in Grants to Support Social Justice, Racial Equity

Duke Energy, through its foundation, today announced the recipients of more than $1 million in employee-directed grants to nonprofit organizations committed to social justice and racial equity. Grants will be distributed to 80 organizations across seven states where the company has electric and gas customers – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. On June 8, Duke Energy pledged $1 million to support social justice and racial equity. In a first for the company, Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas employees helped identify which organizations in each state…

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CAF grants record £702 million to charities

Charitable organisations around the world benefitted from more than £702 million paid out from the Charities Aid Foundation in 2019/20 in another record year for giving via CAF. The charity’s annual report reveals that money paid out to charities in the UK and 110 countries around the world during the last fiscal year rose by £56 million over the previous year. Despite the dominance of Brexit negotiations, a UK general election and the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic, donors continued to entrust their charitable giving into CAF’s care in…

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£475K for Refill Infrastructure projects announced in second round of UK Circular Plastics Flagship Projects grants

WRAP has announced Round 2 of the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) competition to find innovative solutions to plastic waste. £475,000 will be awarded in Refill Infrastructure grants of between £50,000 – £150,000 for projects that trial new ways to implement refill infrastructure within an existing or new supply chain. Successful projects in Round 2 will have strong commercial potential to reduce the use of single use primary plastic packaging. Assessors are looking for inventive proposals that will challenge the status quo and change the way retailers and their suppliers…

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