WRAP has announced that it has registered as a charity following a successful application to the Charity Commission.
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The organisation has decided to become a charity in order to secure new funding arrangements following cuts in its grant from Defra over recent years, as well as its Scottish operation becoming separate as Zero Waste Scotland.
WRAP also believes that charitable status will give it the flexibility to work with a different range of partners.
Previously, WRAP was a not-for-profit company funded by the Government.
WRAP chief executive Liz Goodwin (pictured) said: “While much of WRAP’s work has always been charitable in nature, registering as a charity cements this philosophy by giving us more scope to explore new ways of working and develop new ideas. It also opens up opportunities to access new sources of funding through foundations and trusts.
“WRAP is valued for its role in bringing different groups together, to drive change, and I believe we are better able to play that role as a charity.”