This page contains updates on the Recycling Victoria Infrastructure Fund – Hazardous waste (solvents) grants.
We recently recorded a webinar information session about this grant program.
You can now view the video recording.
Questions and answers
We have added questions received from interested parties, with our responses following each question.
We have only listed questions and answers that are not addressed in the Hazardous waste (solvents) grants page or Guidelines.
Questions and answers are listed from newest to oldest.
I have a smaller scale project, can I still apply?
Yes. The Fund seeks to maximise public value and return on investment in the industry by supporting projects that meet or exceed the minimum co-contribution requirement for funding. This is not intended to discourage applications in respect of smaller scale projects that demonstrate significant public value (and which also meet the co-contribution requirement).
Can I receive other government funding?
Yes, however funding from other government sources (including federal, state or local) cannot be included in your co-contribution.
Can a business submit more than one application?
Yes, an organisation may submit more than one application, however each application must meet the eligibility criteria and the project must demonstrate how it addresses the merit criteria and objectives of the program.
Are Waste to Energy projects included for funding?
No, this funding is seeking to fund projects that will increase the recycling of solvents from liquid hazardous wastes. However, it is recognised that it may be appropriate for some secondary wastes to be used for waste to energy. Please register your interest for updates if you would like to be advised when funding becomes available.
Will grants focus on education programs?
No, funding is available for infrastructure projects that demonstrate the outcomes of the program.
Can SV review a draft of my grant application, or assist me in my application?
No, this being a competitive process, we are unable to review a draft or provide feedback on the potential merit of a project.
Why is local government not eligible for funding?
The aim of this funding is to build large scale infrastructure projects that will increase the recycling of solvents from liquid hazardous wastes. Therefore this first round of RVIF funding is industry focused with the expectation of co-contribution from applicants at the minimum ratio of $1:$3.
Why are the grants focused on solvents?
In partnership with the Environment Protection Authority Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning we have been assessing current infrastructure capacity and capability to meet Victoria’s future hazardous waste management needs. While not yet complete, this analysis has identified an immediate gap in our ability to recycle solvents from wastes that can then be reused as solvents. Other infrastructure needs may be identified and could be a focus of future funding rounds should they become available.