$14 million in grants for new opportunities in recycling under the Driving Investment for New Recycling Fund is now open for applications from Victorian councils, waste management groups and the waste and recycling industry. This includes businesses involved or seeking to be involved in the collection, reprocessing or recycling of our waste materials.
The applicants will be encouraged to take a collaborative approach to the challenge of increasing the recovery of waste, and ensure Victoria recovers and recycles valuable materials rather than bury them in landfill.
Sustainability Victoria encourages innovative projects that deliver better environmental outcomes. Funding is available for:
- new technologies and systems for collection, sorting and processing recyclable and treatable organic waste
- the development of new processes and products
- investment in new infrastructure or upgrading existing facilities.
A series of information sessions are being held across Victoria 25-29 October 2010. These sessions will provide applicants with more details about the fund and tips to submit a quality grant application. Information sessions location and dates can be found in the table below.
Driving Investment for New Recycling Fund information sessions
|Location||Date & time|
Chifley Doveton, Gippsland Room
cnr Doveton Ave & Princess Hwy
|25 October 1.30-4.30pm|
613 Main Road
|26 October 9.30am-12.00pm|
Grand Star Receptions, Starlight Room
cnr Grieve Pde & Dohertys Rd, Altona North
|26 October 1.30-4.30pm|
Quality Inn, Grange Burn
142 Ballarat Rd
|27 October 1.30-4.30pm|
11 Napier St
|28 October 1.30-4.30pm|
481 Wyndham St
|29 October 1.30-4.30pm|
To apply or find out more, download the Program Guidelines and Application Form (see Downloads at bottom of page) and visit the Frequently Asked Questions (see Related content at bottom of page).
Applications close Monday 13 December 2010 at 2.00 pm.
The fund will comprise two rounds in 2010-11. Dates for round two are yet to be finalised, but are expected to be in early 2011.
Other funding opportunities
The Environment Protection Authority has launched the ‘Beyond Waste Grants Program’ to support waste avoidance and materials efficiency. For more information visit the EPA website (see Links at bottom of page).
The Metropolitan Waste Management Group also has a grants program available for councils in the Melbourne metropolitan area to support projects that improve resource recovery and kerbside collection systems for households. For more information visit the MWMG website (see Links at bottom of page)
***Applicants should be aware that a state election will occur before applications close. An incoming government may re-assess policies and initiatives, including this grants program.
Program Guidelines and Application Form (783.49KB)
Driving Investment Funding Agreement (261.50KB)
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