Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Hon Albert Jacob BEnvDes M.Arch JP MLA

Former Minister for Environment; Heritage

    Funding on offer for waste reduction projects

    8/02/2016 8:30 AM
     
    • Community groups encouraged to apply for funding
    • Up to $20,000 available for eligible individual projects 

    Applications are now open for community groups to seek State Government funding for innovative waste management, and recycling projects and practices.

     

    Community groups that work to protect the environment through innovative waste management practices can apply for State Government funding through a new round of the Waste Authority's Community Grants Scheme.

     

    Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the Community Grants Scheme supported community projects aimed at reducing waste generation, recovering resources and minimising environmental impacts.

     

    Mr Jacob said supporting community-focused projects was important in helping achieve the State Government's Waste Strategy target of diverting 65 per cent of metropolitan waste from landfill by 2020.

     

    "Effective waste management is everyone's responsibility and I encourage all community groups looking to implement projects in this area to submit an application," he said.

     

    "Since 2008, the Community Grants Scheme has provided more than $1.1 million to more than 100 community groups.

     

    "This funding has helped many projects with worthy environmental and social objectives to get off the ground."

     

    Previous projects funded by the scheme include community-managed gardens for recycling organic waste, waste education workshops for non-English speaking migrants, and new collection points for aluminium cans and other materials.

     

    The Community Grants Scheme is funded by the State Government through the Western Australian landfill levy. 

     

    Applications for the latest round close on Friday, March 11, 2016.

     

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