The $54 million Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure (this page)
- Business Organics Recycling
- Food Donation
- Product Quality
- Transfer Stations
The Home Composting stream is no longer offered.
The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program is funded by the Environmental Trust (the Trust) and delivered through a partnership between the Trust and the NSW Environment Protection Authority.
The Organics Processing Infrastructure stream funds the purchase of 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 to help you with the completion of some of the application documents, such as the financial analysis and the cost-benefit analysis. This service is free.
Your business case is a key component of your application and highlights the feasibility of your proposed 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 form (download from the Guidelines and applications forms section) to the EPA.
Who can apply?
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
- 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 open for applications.