The $54 million Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure
- Business Organics Recycling (this page)
- 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 Business Organics Recycling stream provides funds for businesses, government institutions and not-for-profit organisations to:
- avoid generating food waste and/or
- reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfill by improving the on-site management of organic wastes.
Grants are available for:
- businesses and local councils – from $75,000 to $500,000, to cover up to 50% of project costs
- not-for-profit organisations and government agencies – from $135,000 to $500,000, to cover up to 90% of project costs.
Business case advisory service
The NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) offers a business case advisory service to help you with 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 application forms section below) to the EPA.
Who can apply?
The following organisations are eligible to apply:
- Businesses/Private industry
- Local government
- Not-for-profit organisations (as defined by the ATO).
- Universities, prisons, TAFEs and other government institutions.
All applicants must be legally constituted entities and be organisations, not individuals or sole traders. Waste and organics processing companies are not eligible under this stream.
Not-for-profit organisations incorporated under the Section 111K of the Corporations Act 2001 must provide proof of their non-profit status.
When can applications be made?
This program is currently open to applications.