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Waste Community Assistance Grants

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Waste Community Assistance Grants

Contact Officer
Jayde Rankin
Grants Administration Officer
Phone: 02 6499 2222
Email Council

Funds available = $25,000

Applications

  • Category A - Schools Waste Program
    For schools participating in the ‘Let’s get it sorted’ program in conjunction with Bournda Environmental Education Centre:
    Year 1 – August 2019 - CLOSED
    Year 2 – Open 2020
    Year 3 – Open 2021
  • Category B – Community Waste Program
    Round 1 – open October 2019 - CLOSED
    Round 2 – open March 2020
  • Category C - Waste Wise Grants
    For waste minimisation support for events please apply through the Festival and Events Grants stream.
  • Category D – Waiver of Disposal fees
    Applications continuous, not advertised

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 programs 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 program details

The Bega Valley Shire Council has allocated $25,000 per annum for the Community Waste Assistance Grants program to support Schools and Community deliver waste related projects that support the themes of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018-2028:

  • Theme 1. Avoid and reduce waste generation
  • Theme 2. Increase recycling
  • Theme 3. Divert more waste from landfill
  • Theme 4. Manage problem wastes better
  • Theme 5. Reduce litter
  • Theme 6. Reduce illegal dumping 

Grants are available from the following four categories:

Category A – Schools Waste Projects (maximum of $5,000 per project)

The ‘Let’s get it sorted’ program is available to all schools within the Bega Valley Shire region to implement waste related activities and/or education projects.

This program will be offered over a three year period in conjunction with Bournda Environmental Education Centre for projects with one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Encourage and foster sustainable waste management behaviour amongst the school community
  • Promote the reduce, reuse and recycle message
  • Increase community awareness of BVSC’s waste facilities and their role
  • Supports waste strategies undertaken by Council
  • Supports innovative waste management projects

The following schools are participating in the 2019/20 program:

All other schools will be considered over a three year period. If your school would like to participate, please express your interest

Category B – Community Waste Projects (maximum of $5,000 per project)

Available to community groups, charitable and not for profit organisations within the Bega Valley Shire region for waste related projects to implement waste activity and/or education projects with one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Encourage and foster sustainable waste management behaviour amongst the community
  • Support innovative waste management projects
  • Increase community awareness of BVSC’s waste facilities and their role
  • Supports waste strategies undertaken by Council
  • Supports charitable organisations with the prevention of illegal dumping – this may include installation of CCTV, secure fencing, education and associated costs
  • Supports charitable and not for profit organisations with educating the community on waste minimisation

Category C – Waste Wise Event

For waste minimisation support for Events please apply through the Festival and Events Grants stream.

Category D - Waiver of Disposal fees (maximum of $200)

Supports organisations that are actively assisting in the clean-up of public areas. There is no application form for Category D applications; an email or letter briefly detailing your request is required two weeks prior to the project. Please attention to the: Grants Administration Officer at grantsadmin@begavalley.nsw.gov.au

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.
  • 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.
  • Schools requesting support to implement FOGO will be supported for up to 2 years and will need to take on ongoing costs of the service post the grant period.

Grant program timelines

Category A - Schools program

Grant steps Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Advertise                        
Applications open

The ‘Let’s get it sorted’ program commences in August 2019

All other schools can apply for the 2020 program

Applications close                        
Assessment Committee Review                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken  
Activity reports / acquittals  

Category B - Community Program

Grant steps Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Advertise     Round 1           Round 2      
Applications open       1st           1st    
Applications close         15th           15th  
Assessment Committee Review                        
Advise applicants and complete agreements                        
Activity undertaken                        
Activity reports / acquittals                        

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