Love food hate waste grants program
Aim of the program
This program complements the Environment Protection Authority's (EPA) successful Love Food Hate Waste program with over $1.4 million of funding over four years. The aim is 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 are open to eligible Love Food Hate Waste partners such as councils, council groups, non-government organisations and community groups. Four funding rounds are planned for this program. Three funding rounds have now been completed.
This program is being delivered through a partnership between the Environmental Trust and the EPA under the Waste Less, Recycle More Organics Infrastructure fund. Additional information can be found on the EPA website .
Grants of up to $70,000 was made available for new projects or additional activities to existing Love Food Hate Waste projects.
All projects incorporate a monitoring and evaluation plan that is integrated into the project and measures changes in community knowledge, attitudes and behaviours relating to food waste avoidance. Projects must also use Love Food Hate Waste resources, website and key messages.
Love Food Hate Waste Business Program
The Love Food Hate Waste program has recently developed new resource kits for businesses to identify and avoid food waste by providing an all-in-one information package. Applications are encouraged in this round for Love Food Hate Waste partners to work with the local food businesses in using the kit. The kit includes:
- How-to videos
- Forms to complete a food waste review
- Action plan to avoid spoilage, preparation and plate waste
- Tools to educate staff and customers.
For more information and a sample of the kit, contact the EPA Love Food Hate Waste program managers at firstname.lastname@example.org
In Round 3 the Environmental Trust awarded funding to 10 projects totalling $324,310. A list of successful projects and project summaries is available on the 2015 grant summaries page.
Guidelines and application forms
Example forms and guidelines
Page last updated: 15 August 2016