Litter and illegal dumping grants

Applicants for these grants are now closed.

This grants program is a Victorian Government initiative aimed at funding projects to support land managers to address the issues of litter in coastal areas and waterways and the illegal dumping of waste. These two areas were identified as priorities for action at workshops held in mid-2016 to discuss the top five litter issues in Victoria as identified in Victoria’s Litter Report Card.

The top five issues are:

  1. Litter in coastal areas and waterways
  2. Illegal dumping
  3. Roadside litter
  4. Cigarette butt litter
  5. Plastic and microplastic litter (this issue was also identified as a priority and is addressed under a separate program).

This program is offering grants of up to $10,000 for land managers to implement projects focused on preventing and managing:

  • Littering in retail areas affecting waterways
  • Illegal dumping in green spaces.

The grant program involves a competitive, merit-based application process and applicants must match the funding on a 1:1 basis. Approved projects must be completed within 12 months of the funding agreement being signed.

View the 2017 Litter and Illegal Dumping Grants recipients