By Virginia Brunton, MRA Consulting Group
The new grants support activities that will improve the demand for recycled organics. The grants aim to facilitate the transition of a supply-driven market for source separated recycled organics material to a market demand model whereby there are robust, sustainable and well-distributed markets for recycled organics products across NSW.
|Applicant type||Project requirements||Funding per applicant||Closing date|
|Local councils, public and private sector organisations, industry associations, NFPs, and community organisations.
Note: Companies that process recycled organics must partner with another eligible applicant to apply. Partnerships are strongly recommended.
|Projects must address new supply and market barriers (see detail below) and be completed by January 2021.||Between $20,000 and $200,000
What will be funded?
What will not be funded?
|November 22, 2018 at 4pm|
Projects are to address new supply and market barriers by:
- Delivering communication/marketing initiatives that increase awareness and knowledge of compost to an identified market, overcoming barriers and increasing demand;
- Connecting potential markets with suppliers, resulting in ongoing sustainable increase or expansion in demand; and
- Increasing demand for compost in a particular industry sector, through increasing knowledge of the benefits of compost and strengthening relationships, leading to long-term sustainable increase in demand.
There is only $720,000 available for this round.
MRA has submitted more than 180 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $60m in funding for our clients. In the previous rounds of Organics Market Development grants MRA delivered 8 projects in partnership with clients with a value totalling over $850,000.
If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0438 496 834. MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success.
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