Organics Infrastructure: Stream 4 - Product Quality

This stream of the Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) grants program funds infrastructure and equipment to improve the quality of organics outputs.

This program is currently closed to applications.

Program streams

The 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 stream)
  5. 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.

Purpose

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 were available to cover up to 50% of the capital costs of infrastructure.

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 closed.

If you are successful in obtaining funding for your project, you will need to provide regular reports on your progress.

Project measures table

A project measures table will be provided to you with your grant agreement. The project measures table will assist with setting the project baseline, creating targets, recording progress and project achievements.

An updated project measures table will need to be submitted with each progress report.

Progress reports and final report

You are required to submit milestone (progress) reports at agreed intervals to outline what your project has achieved and next steps.

Milestone reports are submitted to the Environmental Trust, who will check to ensure that expenditure is as per the agreed budget. The reports will also be reviewed by technical experts who may provide feedback or advice. Once reviewed and accepted the associated payment will be processed.

A final report will be required upon completion of the project, and once checked and approved the final payment will be made.

Please use 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 milestone report. A certified financial report will be required as part of the final report.

Other documents

You may be required to submit other documents or evidence as listed in your grant agreement.

Where to send reports

Please email reports and other documents to waste.recycling@environmentaltrust.nsw.gov.au (50MB limit).

Acknowledgement requirement

You are required to acknowledge the funding you have 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 Environment Protection Authority's Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.

You also need to use the NSW Government logo. See Funding acknowledgement and logos for details.

  • In 2019 (round 3) no projects were awarded funding.
  • In 2018 (round 2) 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