Love Food Hate Waste grants program

The Love Food Hate Waste grants program is currently closed for applications. The next round of grants will be administered by Environment Protection Authority (EPA). For more information, please contact the EPA on 131 555 or by email.


This grants program complemented the EPA's successful Love Food Hate Waste. The aim was to raise awareness of food waste and provide households and businesses with simple actions they can do to reduce the amount of edible food disposed of in NSW.


Grants of $5000 to $70,000 were available for new projects or additional activities to existing Love Food Hate Waste projects.

Applicants needed to demonstrate they could provide a minimum of equal (50:50) cash or in-kind funding to the amount they were requesting from the Trust.

Who could apply?

Grants were open to eligible Love Food Hate Waste partners such as councils, council groups, non-government organisations and community groups.  Follow this link to find out how to become a Love Food Hate Waste partner.


The reporting templates for Love Food Hate Waste grantees are provided below (A quick link is also available on the right-hand column of the main page). Grantees should refer to their Letter of Agreement for documents and evidence to be submitted in addition to the documents below.

Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative data for your project. The same report should be built on and submitted for each milestone.
Milestone Report Communicates your project’s progress and achievements as set agreed milestones during the project.
Final Report Communicates your project’s final achievements on project completion.
Statement of Expenditure A statement of expenditure is required with each milestone and final report.

Past recipients

  • Round 4 allocated $214,125 to 7 projects.
  • Round 3 allocated $324,310 to 10 projects.
  • Round 2 allocated $237,684 to 8 projects.
  • Round 1 allocated $356,797 to10 projects.

Example application forms and guidelines

The program is currently closed to applications. The forms and guidelines below are for information purposes only.

2016 Guidelines (PDF 560KB)

Project plan definitions (PDF 214KB)

Project plan form (DOC 232KB)

Application budget (XLSX  176KB)

Application form (PDF 672KB)

Page last updated: 15 December 2017