Brewing / General / Supply Chain / 13 January 2016

Brewers' Research & Education Fund open for applications for 2016

A major grants fund that provides funding for scientific research and education in the brewing industry has just begun inviting applications for funding in 2016/17 via the BBPA website. Applicants have three months to submit their bids, with a deadline for funding applications of 31st March 2016.

The fund supports vital technical research into projects such as energy and water use, beer spoilage and new hop varieties as well as a variety of educational activities. The BREF was created on proceeds from the sale of the BBPA’s original headquarters in Portman Square, central London.

The Worshipful Company of Brewers acts of the Trustee of the Brewers’ Research & Education Fund (BREF) and administers the fund, with the BBPA providing the secretariat and publicising the Fund.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments:

“I’m delighted the fund is open for another year. It has supported many important projects in recent years, and is a great legacy from the Brewers’ Society and the Institute of Brewing, and I would encourage applications.”

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