Organics infrastructure (large and small) grants program

Program is currently closed to applications.

Aim of the program

The Organics Infrastructure (large and small) program is a four year $41.67 million grants program. It provides funding for infrastructure and equipment to reduce food and garden organic waste going to landfill, and to increase organics processing capacity to meet proposed new recycling targets of 70% by 2021.  Through four funding rounds a total of $39.97 million was allocated to 69 projects*.

* Some successful projects may have resolved to decline the grant offer or withdrew their project.

The program is aimed at supporting three streams as detailed below:

StreamDetail

1

Food and garden organics processing

The establishment of new and enhanced infrastructure to process food, garden or combined food and garden organics from households and/or businesses. The stream supports organisations processing organics generated by others.

2 Business organics recycling
On-site processing or pre-processing of organics at large businesses, government institutions and not-for-profit organisations such as aged care facilities. This stream supports organisations processing their own material on-site; or implementing on-site organics management measures, and are by organisations whose core business activity is not organics recycling.
3

Food donation

Infrastructure to facilitate the collection and redistribution of food waste from businesses to people in need.

4

Home composting

Compost bins and/or worm farms to enhance council organics waste management workshops and home compositing programs.

This stream was not available in Round 4.

This program is being delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and EPA under the Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure fund. Additional information can be found on the EPA website.

Grants awarded

Round 4

A list of successful projects and project summaries is available for Round 4, which allocated:

  • Five projects totalling $1,780,500 under stream 1
  • Three projects totalling $850,904 under stream 2
  • Four projects totalling $584,459 under stream3

Stream 4 was not open in Round 4.

Previous funding

A list of successful projects and project summaries is available for Round 3, which allocated:

  • $11.58 million to ten projects under stream 1
  • $510,289 to six projects under stream 2
  • $932,428 to seven projects under stream 3
  • $21,475 to one project under stream 4

The lists of successful projects and project summaries is available for Round 2, which allocated:

  • $7.12 million to seven projects under stream 1
  • $340,267 to two projects under stream 2
  • $186,018 to four projects under stream 3
  • $385,088 to seven projects under stream 4

The lists of successful projects and project summaries is also available for Round 1, which allocated:

  • $13.18 million to eight projects under stream 1
  • $1.24 million to three projects under stream 3
  • $1.23 million to four projects under stream 4

Stream 2 was not open in Round 1.

Stream 1: example forms and guidelines

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

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms

Application

Closed

Closed

Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 596KB)

     

Project Plan Definitions

(PDF 237KB)

 

Project Plan Form

(DOC 69KB)

 

Application Budget

(XLS 198KB)

 

Application Form

(PDF 593KB)

 

Implementation Plan Form

(XLS 105KB)

 

Cost Benefit Analysis Form

(XLS 254KB)

 

Financial Analysis

(XLS 174KB)

 

Business Case Advisory Application

(DOC 245KB)

Stream 2: example forms and guidelines

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

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms

Application

 

Closed

Closed

Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 475KB)

     

Project Plan Definitions

(PDF 237KB)

 

Project Plan Form

(DOC 69KB)

 

Application Budget Form

(XLS 198KB)

 

Application Form

(PDF 489KB)

 

Financial Analysis

(XLS 147KB)

 

Business Case Advisory Application

(DOC 250KB)

 

Stream 3: example forms and guidelines

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

StageOpening dateClosing dateForms

Application

 

Closed

Closed

Guidelines for Applicants

(PDF 473KB)

     

Project Plan Definitions

(PDF 237KB)

 

Project Plan Form

(DOC 69KB)

 

Application Budget Form

(XLS 185KB)

 

Application Form

(PDF 540KB)

Further information

Grant or application enquiries, please contact the Environmental Trust:

Phone: (02) 8837 6093
Email: waste.recycling@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au

For general program related issues or questions, please contact the EPA:

Phone: (02) 9995 6876
Email:  organics.recycling@epa.nsw.gov.au

Page last updated: 07 December 2016