Community litter grants

Program snapshot

Eligible bodies: NSW community groups

Contact:  (02) 9995 5000 or

Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority

The Community Litter Grants are funded by the eight-year $802 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative. The Community Litter Grants program started in 2012 and has run over four rounds. 

The EPA is now calling for Expressions of Interest (DOCX 89Kb) from eligible community groups.


The Community Litter Grant program aims to help deliver the Premier’s Priority to reduce litter by 40% by 2020. All funded projects must include direct community participation in the development of litter prevention activities. For more information, see the Program Information sheet (PDF 256 KB) 

Program streams

Grant funding will be available in two streams

Stream 1: Local single-community group projects - $4,000 to $10,000

Available for community groups who are taking their first steps in the litter prevention journey to conduct a litter prevention project at a single littered location. Expert help and support will be available for groups to apply for a grant and plan and carry out an effective litter prevention project. 

Stream 2: Multi-site and/or multi-organisation - $20,000 to $70,000

Available for larger organisations  able to work across multiple sites and involve multiple groups, with the capacity to engage in litter prevention at scale and over the long term. 


Non-government, not-for-profit organisations are eligible. You must have your own constitution and be incorporated under the law of a state of territory as an incorporated association, company or cooperative society. Stream 1 projects must be completed by June 2020, and Stream 2 projects must be completed by March 2021.

Expression of interest

To register your interest in the Community Litter Grants Round 5, download and complete the Expressions of Interest (DOCX 89Kb) and email it to

Applicants will be assessed and, if eligible, will be contacted in order to book a local Litter Expert to help shape their litter prevention ideas.

The Litter Expert team

The Litter Expert team is made up of people across NSW with the ability to assist community groups to plan and implement effective litter prevention projects,

The aim of the team is to ensure that community-led projects can help achieve the target of a 40% reduction in litter in NSW by 2020 and beyond.

The advisory services of the Litter Expert team are available at no charge to community groups who have submitted an Expression of Interest and had their eligibility confirmed.

Apply for funding

Only groups confirmed as eligible will be able to apply for grant funding when Round 5 of Community Litter Grants opens in mid 2019.

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