Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small)

Stream 3: Food Donation

This grants program is currently closed to applications.


With the extension of Waste Less Recycle More until 2020-21, the Organics Infrastructure (large and small) grants program has now become a 9-year program worth $55.67 million. It will continue to provide 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 75%t  by 2021. 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 .

Organics Infrastructure – The Food Donation program provides Infrastructure to facilitate the collection and redistribution of food waste from businesses to people in need.


Grants of between $25,000 and $500,000 are available, covering up to 90% of the capital costs relating to the infrastructure and equipment.

Who can apply?

Only not-for-profit organisations are eligible to apply (must comply with the ATO’s definition).

Not-for-profit organisations incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 – Sect 111K must provide proof of their non-profit status, details of which can be found on the ATO website.

Community organisations, including community groups, must also be an incorporated association under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 1984. Community groups which are not incorporated are eligible to apply, but only if they arrange for the grant to be administered by a council or other incorporated non-profit organisation on their behalf.


The reporting templates for Food Donation grantees are provided below. (A quick link is also available on the right-hand column of the main page). Grantees should refer to their Deed/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 5 allocated $636,053 to 4 projects
  • Round 4 allocated $584,459 to 4 projects
  • Round 3 allocated $932,248 to 7 projects
  • Round 2 allocated $186,018 to 4 projects
  • Round 1 allocated $1,243,977 to 3 projects

Example guidelines and application forms

More information

Page last updated: 30 April 2018