Litter

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 31st January 2019.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much funding his Department has allocated directly to (a) Keep Britain Tidy and (b) other anti-litter initiatives in each year since 2010.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The following table sets out the grant funding allocated to Keep Britain Tidy from 2010 to 2015:

Year

Grant

2010-11

£4.75 million

2011-12

£4 million

2012-13

£3.5 million

2013-14

£2.25 million

2014-15

£0.5 million

After 2015, no funding was specifically allocated to Keep Britain Tidy, but it has successfully bid for a number of litter-related contracts:

Year

Project

Contract value

2015-16

Analysis of Local Environment Quality Survey for England data 2014-15

£29,986

2017-18

Survey of roadside litter on trunk roads other than motorways

£79,000

2018-19

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

£41,525

Keep Britain Tidy was also awarded the following grant funding towards the delivery of national clear-up days in 2015-18:

Year

Grant

2015 (Community Clear-Up Day)

£9,500

2016 (Clean for the Queen)

£9,500

2017 (Great British Spring Clean)

£10,000

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:

http://www.wrap.org.uk/content/litter-innovation-fund

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).

Year

Purpose

Amount

2016-2017

Initial scoping and research

£15,868

2017-2018

Development of campaign and partnership strategy and stakeholder research, as well as testing and development of a campaign identify

£124,412

2018-2019

Campaign branding, creative assets and launch.

£50,000

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.

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