Organics Infrastructure: Stream 1 - Processing Infrastructure
Organics Processing Infrastructure one of the streams of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program. It funds the building or upgrading of organics processing facilities.
The $54 million Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 4 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure (this page)
- Business Organics Recycling
- Food Donation
- Product Quality
A previous stream, Home Composting, is no longer offered.
The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program is delivered through a partnership between the Environmental Trust and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
The Organics Processing Infrastructure stream funds infrastructure and equipment for processing organic waste.
Grants of between $25,000 and $3 million are available to cover up to 50% of a project’s capital costs.
Business case advisory service
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) offers a business case advisory service. This can help you complete some of the application documents, such as the financial analysis and the cost-benefit analysis. The service is free.
Your business case is a key component of your application and highlights the feasibility of your infrastructure project. You don’t have to use the advisory service but we encourage you to do so.
To apply you must submit a business case advisory service application (DOCX 69KB) to the EPA.
Who can apply?
Grants can made to:
- businesses experienced in waste management or organics processing
- NSW local councils or groups of these councils
- organisations controlled by local government or deemed to have a local-government function.
When can applications be made?
This program is currently closed for applications.
This stream is currently closed to applications. The guidelines and forms below are for information only.
- Guidelines for applicants (PDF 407KB)
- Project plan guide (PDF 312KB)
- Project plan form (DOCX 60KB)
- Application budget (XLS 184KB)
- Application form (PDF 527KB)
- Implementation plan form (DOCX 142KB)
- Cost-benefit analysis form (XLSX 252KB)
- Financial analysis form (XLSX 145KB)
- Business case advisory service application form (DOCX 69KB)
Project measures table
Use the project measures table (XLSX 69KB) to help you set the baseline for your project (its starting point), create targets and record progress, so that you can quickly check how you’re tracking and record your achievements.
You’ll need to update and submit the project measures table every time you report on your project’s progress.
Progress reports and final report
As you move through your project you’ll have to submit milestone (progress) reports. These will outline what you’ve achieved and what you’ll do next.
Milestone reports are reviewed by technical experts who ensure you’re on the right track and give you feedback or advice. After your report is reviewed and accepted we’ll pay your next grant instalment.
When your project finishes you’ll have to submit a final report that says what it has achieved.
You must submit a statement of expenditure (XLSX 16KB) with all your milestone reports. You also need to submit a certified financial report as part of your final report.
You may also have to submit some other documents or evidence. They’ll be listed in the grant agreement we send you.
Where to send reports
Email reports and other documents to firstname.lastname@example.org (50MB limit).
Please acknowledge the funding you’ve received from the Trust in all publications and materials related to your project. We ask that you say:
This project was supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.You also need to use the logos of the NSW Government and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. See Funding acknowledgement and logos for details.
- In 2017 (round 5) a total of $2,704,912 was allocated to 4 projects.
- In 2016 (round 4) a total of $1,780,500 was allocated to 5 projects.
- In 2015 (round 3) a total of $11,582,309 was allocated to 10 projects.
- In 2014 (round 2) a total of $7,182,850 was allocated to 7 projects.
- In 2013 (round 1) a total of $13,17,637 was allocated to 8 projects.