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Waste Community Assistance Grants

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Waste Community Assistance Grants

Continuous, not advertised

Contact Officer
Joley Vidau
Waste Management Coordinator
Phone: 02 6499 2284
Email Joley

Funds available = $30,000

$30,000 p.a. has been allocated from the Bega Valley Shire Council for Waste community assistance grants to help with management and education of waste.

Grants are available from the following three categories:

  • Category A – Waste minimisation and waste education at community events or education centres (maximum of $5000)
  • Category B – Community support (maximum of $5000)
  • Category C – Waiver of Disposal fees (maximum of $200)

Grant Guidelines

Background: Bega Valley Shire Council recognizes the importance and significance of supporting volunteers,  non-profit organisations, community groups and education providers in delivering programmes, events and projects that have clear community benefit and align with Councils waste minimisation strategies.

Overall grant program objectives

The Program aims to encourage and assist community involvement in the management of waste minimisation and education for the benefit of the whole region.

Grant specific criteria/information

  • The grants program is competitive.
  • Projects that support and demonstrate in detail, a combination of waste minimisation and waste education will rate more highly during the application review process.
  • At a minimum Category A applicants must have a combination of both general waste & recycling bins if the application is for an event.
  • There are many tools available to use while planning and running a successful event including the Waste Wise tool available from the EPA website.  These tools may be included in your application.
  • Applicants are expected to contribute to the project through in-kind use of labour or materials.
  • Successful project will need to be available for a possible field trip by interested residents or the subject of a case study to highlight any educational aspects.

There are three categories of support.

Category A

  • Support community groups, organisations & educators on minimising waste to landfill, and to promote the reduce, reuse and recycle message;
  • Encourage and foster sustainable waste management behaviour amongst the community;
  • Increase community awareness of our waste facilities and their role;
  • Support waste strategies undertaken by Council; and
  • Support innovative waste management projects.

Category B

  • Support charitable organisations on the prevention of illegal dumping – this may include installation of CCTV, secure fencing, education and associated costs; and
  • Support charitable organisations on educating the community on waste minimisation.

Category C

Support organisations that are actively assisting in the clean-up of public areas. (There is no application form for Category C applications; an email or letter briefly detailing your request is required two weeks prior to the project. Please attn. to: Waste Services) c/o

Grant program timelines

  • Continuous, not advertised.


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