Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program

Program snapshot

Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund

Amounts: Total of $14 million; individual grants of up to $3 million depending on the type of grant project

Eligible bodies: Local councils, business, government institutions, not for profits, and industry, depending on the type of grant project/stream

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

Status:  Round 6 is open and will close 30 August 2018

Managed by: NSW Environmental Trust

Aims

The Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program provides $57 million over nine years to fund infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organics waste going to landfill.

How to apply

Application forms and guidelines and full details on how to apply are available from the NSW Environmental Trust website, please see the links in the Four funding streams section below.

Attend a webinar

Four funding streams

Stream 1: Organics Processing Infrastructure

Provides finding for new and enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. 

Application form and guidelines are available from the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Stream 2: Onsite processing

Provides funding for onsite processing or pre-processing equipment.

This stream is not open in this round.

Stream 3: Food Donation Infrastructure

Provides funding for infrastructure to facilitate the collection and redistribution of edible food waste from businesses to people in need, such as fridges, freezers, refrigerated vans and storage equipment like forklifts.

More information about food donation grants.

Application form and guidelines are available from the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Stream 4: Product Quality

Provides funding for equipment to improve the quality of recycled organics products to support access to new markets.

Application form and guidelines are available from the NSW Environmental Trust website.

Past recipients

Round 5

Round 5 allocated $5,214,055 to 15 projects across the following three streams:

Stream 1 Processing - Four projects were awarded $2,704,912. View project summaries.

Stream 3 Food Donation - Four projects were awarded $636,053. View project summaries.

Stream 4 Product Quality - Seven projects were awarded $1,873,090. View project summaries.

Round 4

Stream 1 - Five projects were awarded $1,780,500. View project summaries.

Stream 2 -  Three projects were awarded $850,904. View project summaries.

Stream 3 - Four projects were awarded $584,459. View project summaries.

Stream 4 - was not available during this round

Round 3

Stream 1 - Ten projects were awarded $11,582,309. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Six projects were awarded $510,289. View project summaries

Stream 3 - Seven projects were awarded $932,428. View project summaries

Stream 4 - One projects was awarded $21,475. View project summaries

Round 2

Stream 1 - Seven projects were awarded $7,122,850. View project summaries

Stream 2 - Two projects were awarded $340,267. View project summaries

Stream 3 - Four projects were awarded $186,018. View project summaries

Stream 4 - Seven projects were awarded $385,088. View project summaries

Round 1

Stream 1 - Eight projects were awarded $13.2 million. View project summaries

Stream 2 - This stream was not open during Round 1.

Stream 3 - Three projects were awarded $1.2 million. View project summaries

Stream 4 - Four projects were awarded $1.2 million. View project summaries

More information

Waste and Resource Recovery Branch
Organics Unit
Phone: (02) 9995 6876
Email: organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

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