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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 now closed.

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.

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.

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.

More information about food donation grants can be found online.

Past recipients

Round 3

Stream 1 - Ten projects were awarded $11,582,309. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Six projects were awarded $510,289. 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: 20 July 2016