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17th January 2017

Brewers’ Research & Education Fund open for applications for 2017

A major grants fund that provides funding for scientific research and education in the brewing industry has begun inviting applications for funding in 2017/18 via the BBPA website. Under the Brewers’ Research & Education Fund (BREF), applicants have just under three months to submit their bids, with a deadline for funding applications of 31st March 2017.

The BREF supports vital technical research into projects such as improving brewery environmental footprint, dispense hygiene surveys and developing new hop varieties as well as a variety of educational activities.

The fund was created on proceeds from the sale of the BBPA’s original headquarters in Portman Square, central London. The Worshipful Company of Brewers acts as Trustee and administers the fund, with the BBPA providing the secretariat and publicity.

BBPA Chief Executive Brigid Simmonds comments:

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

For further information, please contact:

David Wilson, Director of Public Affairs: 020 7627 9151/ 07557 436 033

Neil Williams, Head of Media: 020 7627 9156 / 07974 249 779

Tom Pratt, Campaigns & Communications Officer 020 7627 9155


Notes to editors:

To visit the applications page on the BBPA website, click here.