Six regional and two metropolitan local governments will deliver innovative pilot projects to tackle contamination and resource recovery issues with funding and other support from SV’s 2017 Improving Resource Recovery Grants program.
The successful grant applicants are:
The program provides grants of up to $8,500 to Victorian local governments who co-fund waste education and behaviour change projects relating to kerbside services for household and SMEs.
The grantees all developed their project ideas with the support of others in government, industry, community and the education sector at a two-day co-design forum in Melbourne in May. About 80 people participated in the event. View the video.
The local governments then had the opportunity to seek funding through the grant program to support delivery of these projects, which they will also co-fund.
The projects will be evaluated and the outcomes shared with other local governments. This information will then be incorporated into a knowledge bank developed as part of this program.
Improving Resource Recovery aims to address Strategic objective 3 of the Victorian Waste Education Strategy. SV’s waste education team delivers a number of grant and other programs to meet other objectives of the Strategy.View the 2017 Improving Resource Recovery Grant recipients
Sustainability Victoria's Litter and Illegal Dumping grants are now closed for assessment.
Projects administered by the successful grant recipients will build on a broader range of activities Sustainability Victoria is coordinating under Strategic Direction 4 of the Victorian Waste Education Strategy, to reduce litter and illegal dumping, and the Victorian Litter Plan.
These activities include: illegal dumping investigations training (carried out in partnership with Environment Protection Authority Victoria), and the development of an online, illegal dumping data collection tool which enables land managers to map illegal dumping hotspots (lead by the Victorian Litter Action Alliance).
The Love Food Hate Waste Local Engagement Support Grants aim to support delivery of Strategic Direction 2 of the Victorian Waste Education Strategy: to increase community awareness of waste and support and encourage waste avoidance.
The grants co-fund opportunities with local government, Waste and Resource Recovery Groups, community organisations and educational institutions to deliver tailored, local Love Food Hate Waste activities that will inform and empower their communities to reduce food waste.
Ten organisations and projects have been approved to be fundedView the 2017 Love Food Hate Waste Grant recipients
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