by MRA Consulting Group
As the NSW EPA’s WLRM extension has been announced, many grant packages are winding down, however there are still a few grant streams that are open:
- Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement ($13.9million awarded to date);
- Organics Market Development – Stream 1: Product Quality ($189,000 awarded to date); and
- Community Litter Grants
The final stages of these grants provide an opportunity for a variety of clients to undertake waste management projects in early 2017. The grant funding is summarised in the table below:
|Grant||Funding stream||Eligible applicants||Project requirements||Funding per applicant||Closing date|
|Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (Round 4)||–||NSW local councils, Industry and business who operate licensed waste management facilities in NSW||Projects must demonstrate:
||$100,000 to $1,000,000 and up to 50% of capital costs||09/02/17|
|Organics Market Development
|Stream 1 Product Quality||NSW local councils, business, NFPs, industry, government institutions||Projects must demonstrate an improvement in the quality of recycled organics products and/or an understanding of the benefits of quality product||$10,000 to $50,000||28/02/17|
|Community Litter Grants
|–||Community Volunteer Groups||Projects must complete a local litter check at a litter hotspot prior to applying for a grant||Up to $5,000, plus $500 to carry out a Local Litter Check||01/03/17|
MRA has submitted more than 130 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $30m in funding for our clients.
If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (02) 8541 6169.
MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success.
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