The $54 million Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:
- Organics Processing Infrastructure
- Business Organics Recycling
- Food Donation (this page)
- 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 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 are 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 Authority) 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 only if they 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 open to applications.