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Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $43 million; individual grants: $5000 to $5 million depending on the type of grant project

Eligible bodies: Local councils, business, government institutions, not for profits, and industry, depending on the type of grant project/stream

Contact: 1300 361 967 or organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

Status:  Round 3 has closed. Round 4 is scheduled to open in mid 2016.

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust

Aims

The Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program provides $43 million over four years to fund infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organics waste going to landfill.

How to apply

Download example application forms and guidelines from the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Documents for Round 4 wil be published once the program is launched.

A separate application form and guideline has been developed for each grant stream, please check that you have the correct documents before completing your application.

Information sessions

Stream 1: Food and Garden Organics Processing

For new and enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. This stream supports organisations processing organics generated by others.

Stream 2: Business Organics Recycling

For food waste avoidance, on-site processing or pre-processing of organics at large businesses, government institutions and not-for-profit organisations such as aged care facilities.

Stream 3: Food Donation

To fund infrastructure to facilitate the collection and redistribution of edible food waste from businesses to people in need.

Watch the How to Apply for a Food Donation grant video:

More information about food donation grants.

Stream 4: Home Composting

Funds ‘small’ infrastructure like compost bins and worm farms to enhance council organics management and home composting programs.

Past recipients

Round 2

Stream 1 - Seven projects were awarded $7,122,850. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Two projects were awarded $340,267. View project summaries

Stream 3 - Four projects were awarded $186,018. View project summaries

Stream 4 - Seven projects were awarded $385,088. View project summaries

Round 1

Stream 1 - Eight projects were awarded $13.2 million. View project summaries

Stream 2 - This stream was not open during Round 1.

Stream 3 - Three projects were awarded $1.2 million. View project summaries

Stream 4 - Four projects were awarded $1.2 million. View project summaries

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Organics Unit
Phone: (02) 9995 6876
Email: organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

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Page last updated: 06 April 2016