Food Donation Education

Food Donation Education grants support projects that increase the efficiency and capacity of food relief organisations to collect and redistribute more good quality surplus food, rather than it being sent to landfill.

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $2 million; individual grants: Up to $200,000, maximum $100,000 per year.

Eligible bodies: Local councils, non-governmental organisations, community groups, and not-for-profit organisations

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

Status: Round 1 is open until Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Managed byNSW EPA

Aims

Food Donation Education grants support projects that increase the efficiency and capacity of food relief organisations to collect and redistribute more good quality surplus food, rather than it being sent to landfill.

The Food Donation Education grants complement the funding for food donation infrastructure available through the

Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) grants program.

Information sessions

The NSW EPA is hosting four information sessions for organisations interested in applying for a Food Donation Education grant.

North-East Coast Region – 2 pm-4 pm Wednesday, 25 October 2017 at New School of Arts Neighbourhood House, Grafton. Register online.

Central-West Region – 2 pm - 4 pm Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Environmental Learning Facility, Orange. Register online.

Sydney Metropolitan Area – 2 pm - 4 pm Tuesday 31 October 2017 at Adina Hotel, Town Hall, Sydney. Register here

Hunter Region - 10.30 am - 12.30 pm Wednesday 1 November 2017 at Woody’s café, Thornton. Register here 

What will be funded?

Funding is available to deliver a range of food donation education activities. Applicants must demonstrate how the activity will result in more food being donated from business and being distributed to people in need. Please read the Food Donation Education guidelines below for examples of activities eligible for funding.

How to apply

Round 1 is currently open. The application process and eligibility criteria are detailed in the guidelines for applicants:

Download Food Donation Education Guidelines for Applicants (PDF 715KB)

After reading the guidelines please complete and submit the application form and budget form by the closing date:

Download Food Donation Education application form (Word Doc 301KB)

Download Food Donation Education budget form (Excel 38KB)

Please submit your application no later than 5 pm Wednesday, 22 of November 2017 by emailing: Organics.grants@epa.nsw.gov.au

Note: Applications must not be larger than 10MB including all attachments

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Organics Unit
Phone: 1300 361 967

Email: organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

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