The WA Government, through the Waste Authority, supports a range of grants that invest in community-run programs that reduce waste and tackle WA's litter problem. These are funded from the income generated by the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Levy that is charged at landfill sites across WA.
The grants include:
Community and Industry Engagement (CIE) program
This program provides funding for the development and implementation of waste management projects, initiatives and events that promote the diversion of waste from landfill and/or recognise the adoption of improved waste management practices and achievements. In 2017-18, CIE funding of $1 million was made available to industry, local governments, regional councils, peak industry organisations , research and educational organisations and community groups.
Learn more about the CIE program
Community Grants Scheme
This initiative supports small-scale community projects that improve the management of waste across the state. Approximately $250,000 is available for initiatives annually. These include projects such as:
- establishing composting in community gardens;
- helping regional groups develop recycling services; and
- running courses to educate local residents and improve resource recovery rates in the community.
Learn more about the Community Grants Scheme
This grant program provides up to $500 to each group or individual who participates in the initiative by collecting and separating waste for recycling during litter and weed clean-up activities.
Learn more about the Clean Communities grant program
Waste Wise Schools
A series of grants, from $2,200 to $8,800 (including GST), is available to accredited primary and secondary schools for the development of waste minimisation projects. These are initiatives that will assist the school in reducing its waste to landfill and in educating the whole school community about sustainable waste practices.
Learn more about Waste Wise Schools
Keep Australia Beautiful Community Litter Grants
These grants provide funding for projects that seek to change littering behaviour and work towards a litter-free Western Australia. Contributions of up to $10,000 is available for major initiatives or regional projects, and up to $5,000 for local area projects.
Learn more about Keep Australia Beautiful