Latest WA waste reduction grants open

WA Environment Minister Albert Jacob
The second round of the Western Australia Waste Authority’s 2016 Community Grants Scheme is now open.

Community groups are being encouraged to apply for the grants of up to $20,000, which are specifically for eligible individual, community-focused waste reduction projects

The Community Grants Scheme has provided $1.47 million to more than 160 Western Australian community groups since 2004. In May 2016, $128,224 was awarded to 17 WA community groups in the scheme’s first round of funding for 2016.

Projects previously funded by the scheme include community-managed gardens for recycling organic waste, an online program designed to help reduce domestic waste output and support for a regional group printing jute shopping bags with waste reduction messages.

Commenting on the opening of applications for the latest round, Environment Minister Albert Jacob said: “Waste management is everyone’s responsibility, and community projects can make a difference to the impacts of waste on the environment.

“This funding will support some great waste projects and I encourage groups to apply for a grant to help get their project off the ground

Applications for the second round of funding close on Friday 2 September.

More information on how to apply is available from the WA Waste Authority website.

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