Eligible bodies: NSW community groups
Contact: (02) 9995 5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Status: Round 7 Community Litter Grant Program is now open, with applications closing at 4pm on Monday 8 November 2021.
Managed by: The NSW EPA
Round 7 of the Community Litter Grants are part of a Transition Round of funding under Waste Less, Recycle More. The Community Litter Grants program started in 2012 and has run over 6 rounds.
To apply for funding, a community group must be a non-government, not-for-profit organisation. You must have your own constitution and be incorporated under the law of a state or territory of Australia as an incorporated association, company or cooperative society.
All projects must be completed by February 2023.
The Community Litter Grant program aims to support litter reduction targets in the NSW Government’s Waste and Materials Strategy 2041, including a 30% reduction in plastic litter by 2025, and a 60% reduction of all litter items by 2030.
All funded projects must include direct community leadership and participation in the development of litter prevention activities.
For more information, contact the EPA Litter Prevention unit at email@example.com
This program is open for applications. For information see below.
- Complete an expression of interest form (SmartyGrants)
- Stream 1 application form (SmartyGrants)
- Stream 2 application form (SmartyGrants)
- Stream 3 application form (SmartyGrants)
Round 7 program
Grant funding for round 7 is available over 3 streams.
Stream 1: On-ground projects
- Between $4,000 and $40,000 is available per project
- Is for groups that want to act on a locally-identified litter issue at one or more locations
- Projects in this stream will use proven methods of litter prevention to support their local community to reduce litter.
Stream 2: Own it and Act Strategic projects
- Between $40,000 and $80,000 is available per project
- Projects in this stream will be longer-term strategic state or regional litter prevention initiatives that do not need to be site-specific
- Applicants must demonstrate how projects will build organisational capacity for their community group and/or partner organisations to deliver future long-term litter prevention outcomes
- Projects in this stream must align with and use the Own it and Act strategic framework (PDF 1.1MB) developed by the NSW EPA Litter Prevention Unit.
Stream 3: Own it and Act strategic implementation
- Between $50,000 and $100,000 is available per project
- Projects in this stream will focus on the dissemination and implementation phase of state-wide or regional litter prevention strategies that were developed under Community Litter Grants Round 6 Stream 2
- Projects must involve key stakeholders within a state or region, including community-based organisations (e.g. NGOs, local groups) and land managers (e.g. local councils)
- Organisations applying for funding must have an existing Litter Prevention Strategy that:
- includes an Executive Summary that makes a business case for funding, and
- incorporates learnings from the NSW EPA Own it and Act strategic framework.
- Grantees in this stream will engage proactively with the NSW EPA, both as the grant program manager and as a consulting partner.
1 Oct 2021
18 Oct 2021
8 Nov 2021
Round 7 applications open.
Workshops and/or webinars on how to use the Local Litter Check, Own it and Act framework, and how to develop effective litter prevention projects
Round 7 applications close
Successful applicants announced. Groups complete and deliver:
· Deed agreement signed.
· Milestone 1 invoices
Stream 1: mid-project meeting due to report on progress.
· Stream 2 and 3: mid-project meeting, written report due on progress
· Milestone 2 invoice
All projects completed, with final reports and case studies submitted.
Stream 2 and 3: Milestone 3 invoices