NSW WLRM Council Litter Prevention Grants

By MRA Consulting Group

EPA logo 2017The NSW EPA has released its fourth round of Council Litter Prevention grants under the $337 million NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative (WLRM). The new grants are open to councils and offer funding to deliver local litter prevention projects, to help meet NSW’s litter reduction goal.

The new grant funding is summarised below:

Eligible applicants Project requirements Funding per applicant Closing date
All NSW Councils Projects must:
be site-specific (and located on council-owned/managed public space), use local litter checks, apply an integrated approach, reflect NSW priority sites and materials.*

What will be funded?
Community education & engagement, regulation and enforcement, infrastructure and clean-ups, measuring and evaluation.

What will not be funded?
Use of education materials other than Hey Tosser! materials, public place recycling bays, maintenance / servicing of existing bays, public amenity upgrades, school programs.

$30,000 to $100,000, 100% of project costs, but a maximum of 50% of salary costs.

Additional $10,000 funding available for Industrial Site clean-ups.

December 1,  2017 at 4pm

*See tables below for NSW litter priorities:

Priority Area Material
Top priority Industrial areas Takeaway containers (plastic, paper, glass, metal), plastic
High Highways and roads, car parks Paper and cardboard, metal
Medium Retail strips, transport interchanges, residential areas Cigarette butts, glass
Low Beaches, shopping centres, recreational parks, ovals/sports grounds Drink containers (plastic, paper, glass, metal)

MRA has submitted more than 150 successful WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $40M in funding for our clients.

MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success. If your Council is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at info@mraconsulting.com.au or on (02) 8541 6169.

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