$1.54 million in community and business grants are being made available by the Western Australian Government as part of its commitment to reducing waste in the state.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has called for applications from infrastructure-based projects that can deliver better waste management practices and education projects which can improve awareness of the need to reduce waste.
Grants of up to $250,000 are available to support investment in local recycling infrastructure, and of up to $50,000 for educational programs.
The grants are available to businesses, charitable recycling organisations, local governments, regional councils, peak industry bodies, not-for-profit organisations and research and educational institutions.
The WasteSorted Grants – Infrastructure and Community Education 2020-21 replaces the Community and Industry Engagement program which, since 2017, has since invested $4.5 million in Western Australian programs to improve the recovery and reuse of focus materials including plastics, construction and demolition waste, textiles, and food organics and garden organics.
Minister Dawson said the WasteSorted Grants provide an opportunity to support projects that address the State Government’s waste management priorities to help Western Australia become a more sustainable low waste community.
“I encourage organisations to apply for funding for projects that tackle issues such as reducing waste generation, diverting waste from landfill and improving community and industry education.”
For more information on the WasteSorted Grants or to apply for funding, please visit the Waste Authority’s website. Applications close at 12pm on September 14, 2020.