NSW EPA Organics Infrastructure (large and small) Round 5 grants announced

#1888 EPA Logo copy2The NSW EPA has released the fifth round of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Program grant under the $337 million Waste Less Recycle More Initiative, 2014-17 (WLRM) extension.  

The new grants aim to help local councils, businesses, government institutions, not for profits, and industry organisations, depending on the type of grant project/stream. The program provides an opportunity for eligible entities to access Stream 1 funding of up to $3 million for infrastructure for food and garden organics processing and Stream 3 and 4 up to $500,000 for infrastructure to facilitate food donation or for equipment to improve product quality.

Applications close 10 August 2017.

Further eligibility criteria and other grant funding details are summarised in the table below:

Funding stream Eligible applicants Project requirements Funding per application Closing date
Stream 1
Food and Garden Organics Processing
Local councils, groups of councils,

government agencies and waste processors

For new and enhanced infrastructure to process source separated food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. $3 million 10 August 2017
Stream 3
Food Donation
Food Charity Organisations (not-for-profits only) Infrastructure to facilitate collection and redistribution of edible food.

Infrastructure such as fridges, freezers, refrigerated vans and storage equipment.

Up to $500,000
Stream 4
Product Quality
Local councils, groups of councils, government agencies and waste processors* Equipment to improve the quality of recycled organics above regulatory requirements.

Intended to support businesses wanting access to new markets.

Up to $500,000

*Previous Stream 1 recipients cannot apply for Stream 3 for the same site.

MRA has submitted more than 130 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $30m in funding for our clients.

MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success. We can assist by:

  • Preparing grant proposals on your behalf;
  • Reviewing grant proposals;
  • Sourcing equipment providers;
  • Providing costings on infrastructure;
  • Preparing the business case; and
  • Providing all of the necessary financial feasibility analysis requirements.

If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact MRA at info@mraconsulting.com.au or (02) 8541 6169, or Virginia Brunton at virginia@mraconsulting.com.au or  0438 496 834.