Organics market development grants
The Waste Less Recycle More Organics Market Development Grant Program provides grant funding of $2.55 million over two years to support the long-term expansion of the market in NSW for recycled organics that have been diverted from landfill.
Category: Organics Infrastructure Fund
Amounts: Total of $2.25 million
Stream One: Product Quality – $10,000 to $50,000 open for continuous application
Stream Two: Market Development – $50,000 to $500,000 competitive grant process
Eligible bodies: Local councils, business, government institutions, not-for-profit organisations, and industry associations. Businesses that process recycled organics are not individually eligible.
Contact: 1300 361 967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stream One: Product Quality – Open for applications at any time up to November 2016
Stream Two: Market Development – Open for applications until 11 August 2015
Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority
Aims of the fund
The development of new markets and expansion of existing markets will support the increase in supply of recycled food and garden organics generated through other grants programs under Waste Less Recycle More.
The objectives of the Organics Market Development Grants Program are to:
facilitate the expansion of the NSW markets for recycled organic materials by an additional 70,000 tonnes by June 2017
reduce contamination from source-separated organics collection systems to improve end market confidence in recycled organic products
change awareness, knowledge, behaviours and practices around the use of recycled organic products.
Stream One: Product Quality – Grants of between $10,000 and $50,000 are available for projects that can best deliver outcomes to improve the quality of recycled organics products. Applications for Stream One are open up to 15 November 2016.
Stream Two: Market Development – Contestable grants open for between $50,000 and $500,000 to contribute to projects that develop new markets or expand existing markets for recycled organics. A second round of funding will be released if sufficient funds are available.
Organics Markets Development Grants