Organics Infrastructure – Home Composting

Organics Infrastructure – Home Composting grants helped local government promote the use of home compost bins and worm farms.

This program is now closed to applications.


This program was delivered through a partnership between the Environmental Trust and the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).


Grants of between $5,000 and $75,000 were available. Each grant covered up to half of the project’s eligible costs. When assessing applications, the Trust favoured applicants who could contribute more than half the costs of their project.

Who could apply?

  • NSW local councils
  • partnerships of councils
  • regional organisations of councils
  • organisations controlled by local government or deemed to have a local-government function.


If you’ve received a grant, use the templates below to report on your project. You must submit a report each time your project reaches one of its milestones.

You’ll also need to submit other documents and evidence. See your grant’s Deed or Letter of Agreement for details.

Project measures (XLSX 70KB) – captures quantitative data. Build on and submit the same report for each project milestone.

Milestone report (DOCX 75KB) – communicates your project’s progress.

Final report (DOCX 75KB) – communicates your project’s final achievements.

Statement of expenditure (financial report) (XLSX 16KB) – include with each milestone report and your final report.

Grants awarded

  • 2015 (round 3) – one grant of $21,475
  • 2014 (round 2) – 7 grants totalling $365,886
  • 2013 (round 1) – 4 grants totalling $1,228,302

Project summaries