The following table sets out the grant funding allocated to Keep Britain Tidy from 2010 to 2015:
After 2015, no funding was specifically allocated to Keep Britain Tidy, but it has successfully bid for a number of litter-related contracts:
Analysis of Local Environment Quality Survey for England data 2014-15
Survey of roadside litter on trunk roads other than motorways
Economic valuation of the non-market benefits of dealing with specific types of litter that a Deposit Return Scheme in England would help to overcome
Keep Britain Tidy was also awarded the following grant funding towards the delivery of national clear-up days in 2015-18:
2015 (Community Clear-Up Day)
2016 (Clean for the Queen)
2017 (Great British Spring Clean)
In 2017, we also launched the £450,000 Litter Innovation Fund (jointly funded by Defra and the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government), to pilot, implement and evaluate small scale local research projects that could be replicated more widely. The Fund was open to applications from councils, community groups, campaign groups and small/medium-sized enterprises. A total of £122,449 was awarded to 13 projects in the first round, including 4 awards to Keep Britain Tidy, totaling £39,717. Full details of all the first-round awards are available online at:
Defra has spent the following amounts on the development of the national anti-littering campaign (none of this funding was paid to Keep Britain Tidy).
Initial scoping and research
Development of campaign and partnership strategy and stakeholder research, as well as testing and development of a campaign identify
Campaign branding, creative assets and launch.
Since 2015, Defra has also provided £5,000 per year to the Marine Conservation Society to carry out beach cleaning at priority beaches.
No funding has been allocated to other anti-litter initiatives.