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Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $43 million; individual grants of up 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 4 is open until 13 July 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

Application forms and guidelines and full details on how to apply are available from the NSW Environmental Trust website.

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.

Three funding streams

Stream 1: Food and Garden Organics Processing

Provides up to $5 million for new and enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses.

A webinar outlining eligibility criteria and how to apply to stream 1 grants is being held on:

Wednesday 22 June from 9.30am to 11.00am - Register online

Stream 2: Business Organics Recycling

Provides up to $500,000 for food waste avoidance, on-site processing or pre-processing equipment for organics, available on a 50:50 basis for business, 90:10 for not for profits and government institutions.

A webinar including information on how to apply to stream 2 grants and changes from guidelines and forms of previous round is being held on:

Wednesday 22 June from 2.30pm to 4.00pm - Register online

Stream 3: Food Donation

Provides up to $500,000 for infrastructure to facilitate the collection and redistribution of edible food waste from businesses to people in need, such as fridges, freezers, refrigerated vans and storage equipment like forklifts.

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

A grants writing workshop for not-for profit organisations interested in applying for a food donation grant is being held on 29 June 2016.

This session will allow applicants to work directly on their application with assistance from EPA staff. If you'd like to attend the session you must be able to prepare a draft of your application and bring it with you on the day. This will allow us to provide you with the most effective feedback.

To register, complete the online form.external link

More information about food donation grants.

Past recipients

Round 3

Stream 1 - Ten projects were awarded $12,211,222. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Six projects were awarded $520,257. View project summaries

Stream 3 - Seven projects were awarded $932,428. View project summaries

Stream 4 - One projects was awarded $21,475. View project summaries

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: 14 June 2016