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Brewers' Research and Education Fund opens applications for 2019

The Brewers’ Research and Education Fund, a major grants fund for scientific research and education in the brewing industry, has begun inviting applications for funding in 2019/20.

Under the Brewers’ Research & Education Fund (BREF), applicants have just under three months to submit their bids, with a deadline for funding applications of 31 March 2019. Full details of the applications process can be obtained via the British Beer & Pub Association website.

The BREF supports vital research into projects of potential benefit to the brewing industry, such as improving brewery environmental footprint, dispense hygiene surveys and developing new hop varieties, as well as a range of educational activities.

The fund was created through 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 promoting the fund and providing the secretariat.

Michael O’Dwyer, The Clerk to the Brewers’ Company, comments:

“The Brewers’ Research & Education Fund is a great example of the Brewers’ Company’s focus on investing in the future of the brewing industry. As the Trustee of the fund, the Brewers’ Company looks forward to awarding grants to another selection of valuable industry research projects and the opportunity to further education in beer and brewing.”