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

The CIE program provides funding towards waste management projects and initiatives that contribute to WA’s waste strategy objectives. The strategy contains objectives to avoid waste, recover more value and resources from waste, and protect the environment.

In 2018-19, CIE funding of $2.29 million was made available to industry, local governments, regional councils, peak industry organisations, research and educational organisations and community groups.

The revised CIE funding program now includes the scope of the former Community Grants Scheme (CGS).

Learn more about the CIE program

Clean Communities

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 avoidance and recovery projects. These are initiatives that will assist the school in diverting waste from 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