Community groups, schools, small to medium-sized enterprises, and local governments can apply for litter grants of up to $10,000 for major initiatives or regional projects, or $5,000 for local area projects. The focus of the grants is on changing littering behaviour through support projects and initiatives that work towards that goal.
Successful projects will educate on and support reduction of litter at events, sporting and recreation venues, roadsides, waterways, and shopping precincts. They will also focus on correct disposal of litter.
Previous successful grants included a project by Eco Surf Australia to create an ‘eco surf dinghy’ for ocean litter collection, made from offcuts of kayaks, and with an electric motor, and a community project by the City of Bunbury to stop litter at its source through promoting behaviour change in young people.
KABC WA Chair Michael Aspinall encouraged community groups to apply for the grants.
‘These grants represent an excellent opportunity for local governments, schools and community groups to play a part in helping the environment through projects that raise awareness of the issues created by litter, and help to change littering behaviour,’ Mr Aspinall said.
‘Ultimately, the work being done on the ground by these organisations, often with young people, will help us get closer to a litter-free Western Australia, which is what we are all working towards.’
Applications for the Community Litter Grants close 22 May 2023.
For more information, previous recipients or to apply for a grant visit Community Litter Grants on the KABC website.