The NSW EPA has released four new grant programs under the $465.7 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More program.
The new grants provide a one off opportunity to a range of eligible applicants within NSW, including local governments, businesses, industry and the community. The new grant rounds are summarised below.
|Grant||Streams||Maximum funding per Applicant||Closing Date|
|Community Recycling Centre Program||1. Enhancement or upgrade of existing CRCs||$250k||2 July 2015|
|2. Establishment of new CRCs||$250k||2 July 2015|
|3. Trial and development of innovative solutions||$300k||2 July 2015|
|Innovation in Priority Problem Wastes Management Program||1. Infrastructure projects||$100k – $1m||16 July 2015|
|2. Research and development||$20k – $100k||16 July 2015|
|Landfill Consolidation and Environmental Improvements||1. Landfill Consolidation||$200k||18 August 2015|
|2. Environmental Improvement||$200k||18 August 2015|
|Organics market development grants||1. Product Quality||$10k – $50k||15 November 2016|
|2. Market Development||$50k – $500k||11 August 2015|
MRA has submitted approximately 60 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $22m in funding for MRA clients. The applications comprise more than 65 individual waste infrastructure assets for NSW.
MRA has also recently wrapped up its Round 1 ‘Bin Trim Business Grants’ project, completing close to 1,500 Bin Trim assessments and improving recycling rates by an average of 15% to 20%. Read more about bin trim here.
If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 02 8581 6169. MRA can provide drafting, reviewing and design assistance to maximise your chance of success.