Grants open for NT waste projects

Grants open for NT waste projects

Northern Territory organisations with ideas for projects to tackle waste issues are urged to apply for funding from the latest round of NT EPA grants.

The NT EPA Environment Grants Program is designed to support organisations and schools implement projects in the Territory to manage and minimise waste, and control pollution. Non-profit organisations, private enterprises, cooperatives, industry bodies, community councils and training providers are eligible to apply. Since 2004/05 this scheme has provided over $7.5 million to fund a diverse range of projects across the Territory.

The 2016/17 grants program has three grants types: school grants, project grants and container deposit scheme (CDS) infrastructure grants. The amount of funding for each grant type varies, with up to $20,000 available for project grants and $30,000 for CDS infrastructure grants.

In the past, Environment Grants have been used by councils to develop waste minimisation strategies, undertake waste audits and promote and support recycling initiatives

For Project grants, expressions of interest must be submitted by 11 July and final applications by 5 September. The CDS infrastructure grants round will remain open while funds are still available or until 17 October 2016.

More information on the Environment Grants Program, including details of projects previously awarded funding, is available on the NT EPA website or from the grants manager on 08 8924 4002.

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