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The Worshipful Company of Brewers, Brewers' Research and Education Fund

 


THE BREWERS' RESEARCH AND EDUCATION FUND IS NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2017/18 FUNDING YEAR.

 


Background

 
The Brewers’ Research & Education Fund (BREF) is a major brewing industry grants award to support the brewing industry through relevant scientific research and education. The Worshipful Company of Brewers is the Fund’s Trustee.


How to apply

 
Fully completed application forms (see link to attachment under 'BREF Resources') should be sent to Stephen Livens at the British Beer & Pub Association, preferably by e-mail to slivens@beerandpub.com.


The BREF Advisory Committee will review all applications before making a recommendation to the Trustee. Therefore applicants should ensure that they provide sufficient information for the Committee to fully understand the scope of the proposed project, including details of specific outcomes and how these will benefit the UK brewing sector.


The outcomes of the project should also be clearly supported with details not only of the particular fund objective(s) that are satisfied but also on the anticipated importance, scale and impact of such outcomes.


Applications which are not fully completed or do not contain sufficient detail or clarity will be at a disadvantage in the decision-making process. Some extended guidance on the application process can be found using the appropriate link under BREF Resources.


BREF objectives

 
As well as taking full account of the BREF terms & conditions (see attachment below), applicants must also ensure that each submitted application fully articulates how the project will satisfy at least one of the Fund objectives:


  1. To promote brewing education, training and research.

  2. To research and educate the public about beer consumption.

  3. To research the composition and nutritional value of beer in relation to diet and wellbeing.

  4. To promote research relating to the environmental and economic sustainability of the brewing sector.


Deadline

 
Applications must be received by March 31st 2017. The Fund Advisory Committee will not consider applications received thereafter.

BREF Advisory Committee Members

 

BBPA Representatives:

 
Martin Thomas (Chairman)
 
Richard Westwood
 
Victoria Segebarth
 

Brewers' Company Representative:

 
Mark Woodhouse
 

IBD Representative:

 
Ian Cantrell