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Brewers' Research and Education Fund opens for applications

The Brewers’ Research and Education Fund (BREF), a major grants fund that provides funding for scientific research and education in the brewing industry, has begun inviting applications for funding in 2018/19.

Under the BREF, applicants have just under three months to submit their bids, with a deadline for funding applications of 31st March 2018. Full details of the applications process can be obtained via the British Beer & Pub Association webiste.

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

The Brewers’ Company acts as Trustee and administers the fund, with the BBPA providing the secretariat and publicity.

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

“The BREF is a great example of the Brewers’ Company’s focus on investing in the future of the brewing industry. 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.”