Grant opportunities

The following grant opportunities are currently available. If you need to assistance or advice on applying for a grant, please contact Philippa Bakes at BSWWRRG on (03) 5223 2622.


E-waste infrastructure grants

Round two of the E-waste Infrastructure Grants is now open, with Sustainability Victoria offering up to $2 million to build Victoria’s e-waste resource recovery sector. The grants include:

  • Up to $500,000 to purchase and install equipment or upgrade infrastructure at existing e-waste reprocessing facilities.
  • Up to $100,000 for e-waste collection and storage infrastructure and storage solutions.

The grants are open to industry, local government and Waste and Resource Recovery Groups (WRRGs).

The grants are seeking to invest in projects that increase the recovery of e-waste and/or ensure the safe collection and storage of e-waste in accordance with EPA requirements.

Collection and storage projects in Warrnambool and the eastern suburbs of Melbourne will be prioritised due to infrastructure gaps in these areas.

In the previous funding round, seven Barwon South West councils shared over $925,000 funding to install ten new e-waste collection and storage sheds at transfer stations across the region.

Applications close on 30 March 2020. For more information, click here.


Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund

Expressions of interest are now open for the following Sustainability Victoria grants:

  • Hazardous waste (solvent) grants- $11.5M is available for infrastructure projects that can improve the recycling of solvents from liquid hazardous waste.
  • Materials (paper and cardboard, plastic, glass) grants– $28M is available f for infrastructure projects to improve the recycling or reprocessing of paper and cardboard, plastics and glass.

Expressions of Interest for both grants close on 4 April. For more information, click here.


Investment Support Grants – Packaging

Sustainability Victoria is offering grants of up to $50,000 to support organisations that use, produce or recycle packaging to enable them to transition to more circular economy based business models. Small to medium enterprises, not-for-profits or social enterprises are eligible to apply for funding.

Eligible projects should seek to achieve one or more of the following:

  • reduce generation of packaging waste
  • increase or improve recovery of packaging waste
  • manufacture packaging using recovered materials
  • re-manufacture using packaging waste.

Projects that primarily reduce, recover or reuse plastics, paper and cardboard, glass and rubber will be considered for funding.

Applications close 5 March 2021 or earlier if the funding is fully subscribed or closed. For more information, click here.


For further information on what other grants are available, click here.