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Grants to support local waste reduction projects

For more information, contact Dave Grills Grills (Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region).

Communities in the Mining and Pastoral Region are encouraged to apply for waste reduction project funding as part of the second round of the Waste Authority's 2016 Community Grants Scheme.

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the scheme encouraged small-scale, community-focused waste projects and offered grants of up to $20,000.

 

“Regional and remote communities often face a number of challenges in managing waste and recovering and re-using resources," Mr Grills said.

 

“To improve waste management, successful communities have tailored their own projects to meet their particular circumstances.

 

“These grants support such locally-driven projects aimed at reducing waste generation, recovering resources and minimising environmental impacts. I encourage all community groups looking to implement projects in this area to submit an application.”

 

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.

 

The Community Grants Scheme, which offers funding twice a year, is supported by the Waste Authority through the Liberal National Government's Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account. In May this year, $128,224 was awarded to 17 Western Australian community groups in the scheme's first round of funding

 

Applications for the second round of funding close on Friday, September 2, 2016.

 

For more information, visit http://www.wasteauthority.wa.gov.au/programs/grants/community-grants-scheme

For media enquiries contact Dave Grills MLC on (08) 9071 500 or email dave.grills@mp.wa.gov.au