WLRM grants available through the first months of 2017
by MRA Consulting Group
As the NSW EPA’s WLRM extension has been announced, many grant packages are winding down, however there are still a few grant streams that are open:
- Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement ($13.9million awarded to date);
- Organics Market Development – Stream 1: Product Quality ($189,000 awarded to date); and
- Community Litter Grants
The final stages of these grants provide an opportunity for a variety of clients to undertake waste management projects in early 2017. The grant funding is summarised in the table below:
|Grant||Funding stream||Eligible applicants||Project requirements||Funding per applicant||Closing date|
|Resource Recovery Facility Expansion and Enhancement (Round 4)||–||NSW local councils, Industry and business who operate licensed waste management facilities in NSW||Projects must demonstrate:
||$100,000 to $1,000,000 and up to 50% of capital costs||09/02/17|
|Organics Market Development
|Stream 1 Product Quality||NSW local councils, business, NFPs, industry, government institutions||Projects must demonstrate an improvement in the quality of recycled organics products and/or an understanding of the benefits of quality product||$10,000 to $50,000||28/02/17|
|Community Litter Grants
|–||Community Volunteer Groups||Projects must complete a local litter check at a litter hotspot prior to applying for a grant||Up to $5,000, plus $500 to carry out a Local Litter Check||01/03/17|
MRA has submitted more than 130 WLRM grant applications to date, winning more than $30m in funding for our clients.
If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact us at [email protected] or on (02) 8541 6169.
MRA can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success.
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