The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure
- Business Organics Recycling (this stream)
- Food Donation
- Product Quality
- Transfer Stations
The Home Composting stream is no longer offered.
The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program is delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and the Energy, Climate Change and Sustainability Division (ECCS, formerly EPA) of the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment as part of the Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.
The Business Organics Recycling stream provides funds for businesses, government institutions and not-for-profit organisations to:
- avoid generating food waste
- reduce the amount of organic waste going to landfill by improving on-site management.
Grants were 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.
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 Section 111K of the Corporations Act 2001 must provide proof of their non-profit status.
When can applications be made?
This program is currently closed.