Sustainability Victoria Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund grants: round 4 now open

By  MRA Consulting Group

RecyclablesSustainability Victoria is providing a $4 million funding boost for major recycling projects to expand operations to recover valuable products and reduce waste going to landfill. This round is part of the Victorian Government Recycling Industry Strategic Plan (RISP) to support investment in recycling infrastructure which has so far awarded $14.5 million to support 47 projects through the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.

These fourth round grants of between $40,000 and $500,000 are aimed at businesses and local government to support:

  • greater sorting;
  • improved recovery; and
  • reprocessing of priority materials outlined in the Market Development Strategy such as plastic, paper, cardboard and glass.

Table 1 – Sustainability Victoria Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund (RRIF)

Applicant type Project requirements Funding per applicant Closing date

Recovery and reprocessing operators incl:

businesses, local government, not-for-profits and social enterprises.

Infrastructure for collection, sorting or reprocessing/remanufacturing.

All applicants will be required to match funding at a minimum of $1 for every $1 requested from SV.

Projects must be completed by 31 March 2021.

Between $40,000 and $500,000

What will be funded:

  • purchase, install, commission or upgrade infrastructure or equipment to recover and reprocess higher-value priority materials to a commercial grade, or
  • upgrade production lines to allow recycled content.

What will not be funded:

  • projects that have already commenced
  • equipment leasing
  • vehicles, vehicle attachments, or anything that extends or modifies a vehicle will not be funded. This includes front end loaders, fork lifts etc.

3:00 pm on Tuesday, 30 April 2019

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