Organics Infrastructure: Stream 4 - Product Quality

Product Quality is one of the streams of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program. It funds infrastructure and equipment to improve the quality of organics outputs.

This program is now open to applications. Applications close 3pm Thursday, 29 August 2019.

Program streams

The $54 million Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) Grants Program has 5 streams:

  1. Organics Processing Infrastructure
  2. Business Organics Recycling
  3. Food Donation
  4. Product Quality (this page)
  5. 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 Product Quality stream provides funding for equipment and management systems to improve the quality and consistency of organics outputs to above regulatory requirements.

Funding available

Grants of between $10,000 and $500,000 are available to cover up to 50% of the capital costs of infrastructure.

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. The 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 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 to applications.


Project measures table

Use the project measures table (XLSX 69KB) to help you set the baseline for your project (its starting point), create targets and record progress. In this way you can quickly check how you’re tracking and record your achievements.

You’ll need to update and submit the project measures table every time you report on your project’s progress.

Progress reports and final report

As you move through your project you’ll have to submit milestone (progress) reports. These will outline what you’ve achieved and what you’ll do next.

Milestone reports are reviewed by technical experts who ensure you’re on the right track and give you feedback or advice. Your report is also reviewed by the Environmental Trust to ensure that expenditure is on track and in accordance with the agree budget. After we're reviewed and accepted your report we’ll pay your next grant instalment.

When your project is finished you’ll have to submit a final report that outlines what it has achieved.

Use the milestone report form (DOCX 75KB) and final reporting form (DOCX 75KB) for these reports.

Financial reports

You must submit a statement of expenditure with each of your milestone reports and with your final report. Successful grantees are sent their financial spreadsheet with their executed funding agreements. You will need to submit a certified financial report as part of your final report.

Other documents

You may also have to submit some other documents or evidence. They’ll be listed in the grant agreement we send you.

Where to send reports

Please email reports and other documents to (50MB limit).

Acknowledgement requirement

You are required to acknowledge the funding you’ve received from the Trust in all publications and materials related to your project. Use the wording below:

This project is supported by the Environmental Trust as part of the NSW EPA’s Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

You also need to use the logos of the NSW Government and the NSW Environment Protection Authority. See Funding acknowledgement and logos for details.

  • In 2018 a total of $2,382,319 was allocated to 7 projects.
  • In 2017 (round 1) a total of $1,873,090 was allocated to 7 projects.

Project summaries