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New grants for NSW remote waste and recycling projects

New grants for NSW remote waste and recycling projects

Waste and recycling projects supporting regional and remote New South Wales (NSW) are now eligible to share in up to $7 million of Federal Government funding made available nationwide under the Recycling Modernisation Fund.

Grants are available for between $10,000 and $1,000,000 and successful NSW projects will be co-funded by both the NSW and federal governments and the private sector and local government.

The grants are co-funded in NSW by the NSW Government’s Remanufacture NSW program, and available nationally as part of the Australian Government’s Recycling Modernisation Fund.

As part of the Recycling Modernisation Fund, 23 projects have already been funded nationally in regional and remote communities.

Federal Minister for the Environment Sussan Ley said the Commonwealth wants to tackle a lack of recycling opportunities in many regional and remote areas, particularly for glass, tyres plastic and paper.

“We are seeking projects that provide local solutions to local problems, that increase local employment, provide economic benefit, and solve transport logistics complexities,” Ley said.

This follows Remanufacture NSW Round 1, which awarded $24.15 million in funding to projects earlier this year to create jobs and increase the state’s recycling capacity by an estimated 120,000 tonnes annually.

Small and medium businesses, not-for-profits, councils, community groups and Traditional Custodians across rural and regional NSW are being encouraged to apply for funding for projects that improve waste management, processing or sorting capabilities.

Applications to the Remanufacture NSW: Regional and Remote Recycling Modernisation Fund are open from 8 November 2021 to 6 December 2021.

To access the application form and guidelines for the grants, click here.

 

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