• Heather Waters

Organics Infrastructure Fund: grants of up to $3 million available

Round seven is now open for the Organics and Infrastructure Fund. The Waste Less, Recycle More program has been extended into 2021 with up to $14 million available in 2019 for business recycling, organics collection, market development, managing problems, wastes, new waste infrastructure, research and development and programs to tackle illegal dumping and litter.

Applications close on Thursday 29 August and will be competitive. It can take significant time and resources to prepare a quality application.

WRI can assist with preparing your application plus give you ideas on how to add monitoring on the effectiveness of your waste services through assistance with:

  • Financial analysis and Business Case development - we have done over fifty projects for local government in the past three years assessing economic, social and environmental benefits.

  • Benefit cost analysis – all projects seeking funding over $1 million require a Benefit cost analysis. WRI has the expertise and experience to prepare a strong analysis of the total benefits and costs to give your application weight.

  • Awareness monitoring – WRI recently was the host of numerous waste related surveys including two i for three regional councils on organics recycling services. These surveys tested awareness and use at the commencement of a organics collection services and twelve months after implementation. You can capture valuable information to supplement the data you have on impacts on landfill volumes to show how effective your program has been.

WRI is a regional not for profit company of research professionals that understand regional issues and regional people. We can add value and a competitive edge to your grant applications today and in the future.

Call us on 6333 4000 or email team@wri.org.au for more details.

Applications to the Organics Infrastructure Fund round seven closes 3pm Thursday 29 August.

For more information about the funding available and the application process visit the NSW Environmental Trust.