Litter prevention grants open

Over $1 million is available for community groups, councils and businesses to address litter in their local area.

A total of $1.17 million – comprising $670,000 for Round 6 of the Community litter grants and $500,000 for the inaugural Cigarette butt litter prevention grants is available to community groups, councils, businesses and organisations to implement litter prevention projects.

The litter grants can be used to fund a number of litter initiatives including community education and engagement, clean-ups and new bin infrastructure, with programs aimed at addressing littering and strengthening the capacity of communities to take local ownership of litter.

All applications close 28th July 2020

Round 6 Community litter grants

Grant funding is available in two streams

Stream 1: On-Ground litter prevention projects - $4,000 to $40,000 For groups who want to act on a locally identified litter issue at one or more locations

Stream 2: Own It and Act partnership projects - $50,000 to $90,000 Projects in this stream will be longer-term strategic state or regional litter prevention initiatives that may not be site-specific.

Round 1 Cigarette butt litter prevention grants

Grant funding of up to $40,000 is available for each project

Projects should use a collaborative approach to measurably prevent or reduce cigarette butt litter at identified hotspot sites using the NSW Government’s 13-step cigarette butt litter prevention method, to contribute to achieving NSW goals in long-term litter reduction.

Contact litter.prevention@epa.nsw.gov.au