Upcoming Grant Opportunity: Local Government Waste Solutions Fund

The New South Wales Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has unveiled a significant funding opportunity aimed at revolutionising waste management practices at the local level. With a commitment of $10 million over five years, spanning from 2023 to 2027, the Local Government Waste Solutions Fund seeks to empower councils across the state to address pressing waste management issues.

Under this initiative, individual councils can access grants of up to $200,000, while collaborations of councils have the potential to secure up to $400,000 in funding. These grants are designed to support the development and delivery of innovative projects such as the enhancement of waste management infrastructure, educational programs, and community engagement activities.

Round 3 of funding is expected to commence in September 2024. The aim is to foster partnerships and initiatives that promote efficient and environmentally sound waste management solutions tailored to local needs.

The NSW EPA’s Local Government Waste Solutions Fund underscores the agency’s commitment to partnering with councils to drive meaningful change in waste management practices. By investing in projects that address key challenges, the fund aims to create a more sustainable future for communities across New South Wales.

For further details and application guidelines, visit the NSW EPA website here.