Love Food Hate Waste grants program

This program is currently closed to applications. Grants from 2017 onwards, will no longer be offered through the NSW Environmental Trust.

The NSW Environment Protection Authority will be managing this program from 2017. For more information regarding future funding rounds, contact the NSW Environment Protection Authority.


This was a $1.1 million program which complemented the NSW Environment Protection Authority's successful Love Food Hate Waste which is licenced from the UK's Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) campaign.

The program aimed to raise awareness of food waste and provide households and businesses with simple actions they can do to reduce the amount of edible food disposed of in NSW.

This program was delivered through a partnership between the NSW Environmental Trust and NSW Environment Protection Authority under Waste Less, Recycle More. Additional information can be found on the EPA website.


Grants of between $5000 and $70,000 were available to cover up to 50% of costs for new awareness raising projects as well as previously funded projects to undertake additional activities.

Who could apply?

Grants were available to:

  • Community groups.
  • Non-government or not-for-profit organisations (who complied with the ATO's definition) with an established legal status, or without a legal status but was being administered by another organisation.
  • NSW councils and groups of these councils.  

In addition, organisations had to become Love Food Hate Waste partners to be eligible for funding.


The reporting templates for grantees are provided below (a quick link is also available on the right-hand column of this web page). Grantees should refer to their Letter of Agreement for documents and evidence to be submitted in addition to the documents below.

Project Measures Captures projected and achieved quantitative data for your project. The same report should be built on and submitted for each milestone.
Milestone Report Communicates your project’s progress and achievements at set agreed milestones during the project.
Final Report Communicates your project’s final achievements on project completion.
Statement of Expenditure Reports on expenditure to date for each milestone and final report. The Statement of Expenditure should be built on for each milestone and the final report.

Past recipients

Project summaries are available for the awarded projects to date. Under the Environmental Trust, the program has delivered the following funding rounds:

  • In 2016, a total of $214,125 was allocated to 7 projects.
  • In 2015, a total of $324,310 was allocated to 10 projects.
  • In 2014, a total of $237,684 was allocated to 8 projects.
  • In 2013, a total of $356,797 was allocated to10 projects.
Page last updated: 07 August 2018