Funding for waste reduction

The funding is for projects that will challenge how we think about waste.

Funding is now available to support Victoria’s transition to a circular economy by encouraging the development of grassroots local solutions for waste avoidance, repair and reuse of goods, and correct recycling of materials.

The Recycling Victoria Communities Fund will provide more than $5.4 million over four years for social enterprises, not-for-profits, community organisations and charities to collaborate and explore smarter ways of using resources and materials in their local area.

Funded organisations will receive grants of between $25,000 and $250,000 for projects to increase reuse, repair and share opportunities in their communities.

The goal is to minimise litter, illegal dumping and waste to landfill.

The funds are offered through Recycling Victoria, the Victorian Government’s 10-year, $380 million action plan and investment that will transform the state’s recycling sector while creating thousands of jobs.

The funding is available for projects including but not limited to repair sheds, communal gardens, tool libraries and skills workshops, all designed to challenge perceptions of waste.

Funding will be based on co-contribution, with a minimum contribution required of $1 for ever $5 that is granted.

Anyone interested in applying is urged to attend an information session on Tuesday 9 February at 2pm.

The session will be held online, and registration via Eventbrite, at, is required.

Applications for funding close Friday 19 March 2021.

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