We are delighted to announce the launch of the second year of the Tacking Textiles Grant: Skills and Innovation. This follows the successful pilot grant last year, where we supported five different projects across Northern Ireland.
These projects included:
We are looking for your ideas that support tackling textile waste through waste prevention, reuse, repair and reimagine.
Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful is administering the grant provided by the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) – Waste Prevention Policy Branch to explore ways to reduce the environmental impacts of textiles.
The production, consumption and disposal of clothing and textiles is a growing environmental issue both locally and globally. Across the UK we are throwing away over one million tonnes of textile waste with up to 300,000 tonnes ending up in landfill or incinerated*.
According to WRAP clothing/textiles has the fourth largest environmental impact after housing, transport, and food.
We are looking for your ideas that help tackle this growing issue.
Between £500 to £2,500
We would welcome applications from the following types of organisations:
Currently not open to:
We are looking for ideas that support:
Materials and design innovation is critical to the future of a circular economy. By preventing waste at the design stage of product development, we can have consumption that is healthier and performs better for our people and the planet.
Reuse and repair are essential in the development of a more circular economy. Reuse of products and materials is more beneficial as it retains a product’s inherent value by keeping it in use for longer. This minimises waste, create jobs, has positive social impact, reduces consumption, and associated carbon impacts.
Climate change is real; we know the impact; we know we must act, and we know that we must make changes to our current model of ‘take-make-dispose.’ We are looking for new ways to tackle the problem of production, consumption, and disposal of textile waste with the aim of creating a more circular textile economy.
Getting started with Submittable is simple. Just click on the link below and follow the link to the Tackling Textiles Grant: Skills and Innovation tab.
Any queries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply for this grant, applicants are asked to complete an online form. You are strongly advised to download and read our Guidance Notes, which include the grant criteria.
If you have any queries in the meantime, please send them to: email@example.com
* The statistics shared are UK-wide, 2017 statistics published by Parliament. Read the report.