Organics Infrastructure (Large and Small) grants program

Stream 1: Organics Processing Infrastructure

This stream is now open to applications.  Applications close 3pm, 30 August 2018.


This is a $54 million program that provides funding through the following streams:

  1. Organics Processing Infrastructure (this page)
  2. Business Organics Recycling
  3. Food Donation
  4. Product Quality
  5. Home Composting which is no longer being offered.

This stream continues to support constructing new or enhancing existing organics processing facilities and installing equipment to process food and garden organic waste from households and businesses.

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


Grants of between $25,000 and $3 million are available, covering up to 50% of capital costs relating to organics processing infrastructure and equipment.

Business case advisory service support (from the EPA) is also available to applicants to assist with completing some of the application documents such as the financial analysis and the cost benefit analysis. This service is free of charge but a separate business case advisory service application will need to be submitted to the EPA to take up this offer. 

Who can apply?

Grants are available to:

  • Businesses that are experienced in waste management or organics processing
  • NSW councils and groups of these councils
  • Other local-government controlled organisations (or deemed to have the same local government function).
Note: All applicants must be legally constituted entities and be organisations not individuals or sole traders.


A webinar will be available on Thursday, 26 July 2018 from 10 am to 11.30 am to advise applicants on how to apply, eligibility criteria and the application process. Please register via Eventbrite.

Business case advisory service

Applicants under this stream can apply to the EPA for support to help prepare their business case using the Business Case Advisory Service Application form below. The business case is a key component of your application, and highlights the feasibility of your infrastructure project.  Use of this service is encouraged but optional.


The reporting templates for grantees are provided below (a quick link for downloading the forms is also available on the right-hand column of this web page). Grantees should refer to their Deed 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. The program has delivered the following funding rounds:

  • In 2017, a total of $2,704,912 was allocated to 4 projects.
  • In 2016, a total of $1,780,500 was allocated to 5 projects.
  • In 2015, a total of $11,582,309 was allocated to 10 projects.
  • In 2014, a total of $7,182,850 was allocated to 7 projects.
  • In 2013, a total of $13,17,637 was allocated to 8 projects.
Page last updated: 13 July 2018