Applications are open between 27 August  and 3.00pm on 25 September 2018 for The Northern Tasmania Waste Management Group Resource Recovery and Waste Minimisation Grants program.

Financial support up to $70,000 will be provided for eligible project costs associated with procuring infrastructure or educational materials necessary to improve waste management practices in the northern Tasmania area.

Eligible organisations:

  • Schools (primary schools, high schools and senior colleges)
  • Not-for-profit community organisations registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.
  • Sole traders, small, medium and large businesses, local governments and local government organisations, and state government organisations (including hospitals and tertiary education institutions).

Eligible organisations must:

  1. Be based and operate in the northern Tasmania area as defined by the council boundaries of Break O’Day, Dorset, George Town, Launceston, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands and West Tamar councils.
  2. Be seeking to minimise waste to landfill from either their operations or activities in the northern Tasmanian community.

Application Process:

  1. Read the guidelines
  2. Check your organisation & project eligibility
  3. Complete the application form, including any supporting documents such as cost estimates
  4. Email your completed application to ntwmg.grants@launceston.tas.gov.au before 3.00pm on the 25th of September 2018.

Applications will be assessed by a panel of experienced practitioners from the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management Group and other relevant expert organisations against the following criteria:

  • Community benefit – how the project benefits the northern Tasmanian community;
    Project duration – how long the project will provide a benefit to the Tasmanian community;
    Commitment – the applicant’s commitment to improving waste management and recycling;
    Landfill diversion – how the project leads to an improvement in resource recovery or waste minimisation;
    Value for money – the financial value of the project compared to the expected benefits;
    Cash contributions to the project, and;
    Where bin infrastructure is to be installed, assessment that the bins meet the Australian Standards for bin colours (AS 4123-2006 part 7).