Waste Minimization Fund: Applications now Open

Taupo District Council
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Last date: 
Monday, November 30, 2020
Country: 
New Zealand

Detailed Description

The Taupo District Council is seeking applications for the Waste Minimization Fund to provide individuals, community groups and organizations with the opportunity to fund initiatives that:

  • Reduce the generation of waste;
  • Encourage the reuse and recovery of materials;
  • Divert waste from landfill through reuse, repair, recycling, and composting;
  • Raise awareness of issues around food waste, single-use plastics, and other wastes.

Funding Information

Grants are available for up to $5,000 from an annual contestable fund of $10,000. The funding comes from the national waste levy, which is set by the Ministry for the Environment (MFE).

Eligibility Criteria

  • To apply you must be an individual, school, business, iwi/Maori group, community group, early childhood center, or other community-based organization within the Taupo District.
  • Projects must be based within the Taupo District and mainly benefit the Taupo community.
  • Projects must contribute to waste minimisation, waste avoidance, the reduction of waste to landfill, and/or the recovery of materials or energy.
  • Applicants must demonstrate sound financial responsibility, clear objectives and planning, ways of measuring performance and the success of the project, and reporting this progress.
  • The funding granted must be used within one year to see the project to completion or until the project becomes self-funding.
  • Eligibility for funding will be discretionary to the Taupo District Council and decisions will be final.
  • If you have been allocated funding, you must read and sign the Terms and Conditions

Source:https://www.taupodc.govt.nz/property-and-rates/rubbish-and-recycling/waste-minimisation/waste-minimisation-fund

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