Funding provides opportunities for food and drink manufacturers to address current and future business challenges through the development of innovative solutions across the business, from process innovation through to product development.

The FDF has close ties with various funding bodies across the UK.  These include UK Research & Innovation (UKRI), Innovate UK, the KTN, and the research councils (i.e., BBSRC and EPSRC) as well as regional bodies such as the Greater Lincolnshire LEP.

We also have established connections with researchers within academic institutions, the catapult network and businesses who are at the forefront of the latest innovations. The FDF can connect you with the right people to drive innovation through suggesting funding routes, connect you to potential project consortia collaboration and support with funding applications.

If you are interested in a free expert consultation into your business and where resource efficiencies could be made to increase the productivity of your business, check out the Food and Drink Innovation Gateway.


Ofwat Water Efficiency Fund Consultation Webinars


  • Webinar One: Wednesday 29 May, 11:00 – 12:00
  • Webinar Two: Monday 10 June, 13:30 – 14:30

Register to these webinars to learn more about Ofwat's plan to invest £100m between 2025 and 2030 into a water efficiency fund as part of the Water Efficiency target in the Environment Act 2022 Ofwat plan.

These webinars are organised by Innovate UK and Ofwat and will provide insights into the fund’s context and will guide you on engaging with the consultation process to ensure your voice contributes to maximising the fund’s impact.

(Note: both webinars will contain the same content)

Visit Ofwat to find out more information about the fund, and the second round of consultation.

Learn more and register



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