Litter Prevention Grants Program: grants available

Up to $10 million in funding is available in 3 streams from 2022 to 2027.

The NSW Government has opened the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM) Litter Prevention Grants Program for councils, community groups and other key stakeholders to deliver litter prevention projects and develop strategic plans to address litter in their local environments.

Up to $10 million is available from 2022 to 2027.

Funding is provided under 3 streams:

  • Stream 1: Small-scale, on-ground projects, including a dedicate cigarette butt litter program
  • Stream 2: Strategic development and capacity building
  • Stream 3: Own It and Act strategic implementation

These guidelines will help guide your application for funding:

Submit your Expression of Interest in grant funding through SmartyGrants.


5 December 2022  WASM Litter Prevention Grants open 
7 December 2022  Expressions of interest open (noting cut off dates in table below)
1 March 2023 Cut-off date for expressions of interest for Intake 1
29 Sept 2023 Cut-off date for expressions of interest for Intake 2
8 March 2024 Cut-off date for expressions of interest for Intake 3
17 April 2023  Round 1 applications due
27 October 2023 Round 2 applications due
4 April 2024  Round 3 applications due
30 June 2027 WASM Litter Prevention Grants projects close


WASM Litter Prevention Grant Round timeline