Funding to educate the community to do better than the bin

Media release
The WasteSorted Community Education Grants Program is now open to community organisations, local governments, charitable recycling groups, businesses, peak industry bodies as well as research and educational institutions.
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WasteSorted grants open

The grants program supports organisations that promote better waste behaviours, practices and awareness.

Western Australian community groups are encouraged to apply for a share in $175,000 for projects that educate others to reduce, reuse and recycle. Grants up to $25,000 are available per project.

Past recipients have used the funding to implement waste behaviour change programs across five different sports clubs from AFL to cricket, deliver waste workshops at farmers markets, conduct waste recovery facility tours for culturally and linguistically diverse community members and run community clothes swap events.

The State Government has provided more than $10.63 million to reduce waste through the WasteSorted Community Education and Infrastructure grants since 2017.

Read more on the WasteSorted Community Education Grants.

Comments attributed to WA Waste Authority Chair, Elizabeth Carr AM:

“I urge community groups, businesses and local governments to take advantage of this funding opportunity to tackle waste and improve recycling.

“These grants provide an opportunity for community-driven initiatives to encourage Western Australians to change their behaviour to reduce waste.

“We need to educate the next generation on waste and together strive to make landfill the last resort. I look forward to seeing innovative ideas to promote the importance of reducing, reusing and recycling.”