The Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure
- Business Organics Recycling
- Food Donation (this stream)
- 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 Food Donation stream funds infrastructure and equipment (such as refrigerated vans and freezers) to enable food-relief agencies to increase their capacity to safely collect and redistribute surplus food to people in need.
Grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 were available to cover up to 90% of the capital costs of infrastructure and equipment.
Who can apply?
Only not-for-profit organisations (as defined by the Australian Taxation Office) are eligible to apply.
Not-for-profit organisations incorporated under the Corporations Act 2001 – Sect 111K must provide proof of their non-profit status.
Community organisations, including community groups, must also be incorporated associations under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 1984. Community groups that are not incorporated are eligible to apply but must arrange for a council or other incorporated non-profit organisation to administer the grant on their behalf.
When can applications be made?
This program is currently closed.