Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund

Last updated: 28 May 2021

As part of the Recycling Victoria (RV) policy, Sustainability Victoria is developing the RV Household Education and Behaviour Change Program to help educate Victorians to better manage and reduce their household waste. This will involve statewide and local campaigns.

To support the delivery of local campaigns, the Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund (the Fund) will provide financial support to all Victorian councils and alpine resort management boards (ARMBs).

Applicants must:

  • use the campaign materials developed by Sustainability Victoria when they introduce new household recycling services; or
  • transition to using the campaign materials developed by Sustainability Victoria if they have already delivered a 4-stream household recycling service.

This is Round 1 of 4 planned funding rounds, with timings subject to change. Councils and ARMBs should apply in Round 1 if they are introducing new household recycling services before June 2023 or have already delivered a 4-stream household recycling service.



Guidelines

View the Guidelines.

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For our responses to questions not addressed on this page or in the guidelines, see the Information bulletin.

Status: Applications closed
Closing date: Friday 18 June 2021, 11:59 pm
Total funding available: Councils: $30,000 + variable component. Alpine resort management board: $25,000
Available to: Local government, Alpine resort management boards

Eligible applicants

Each council and ARMB is eligible to receive one grant from the Fund.

To be eligible for funding, applicants must:

Eligible projects

You must use the grant to fund activities that involve the campaign materials developed by Sustainability Victoria

Your activities must:

  • take place in or service Victoria
  • be completed within 3 years of signing the funding agreement.

The funding must be used in this way:

  • At least 60% of it is used to advertise the new service/s in your local area.
  • A maximum of 40% of it is used on other activities (for example, printing costs, letterbox drops, door-knocking and workshops).

See the Fund Guidelines for details on what will and will not be funded.

Funding limits

Each council and ARMB is eligible to receive one grant from the Fund.

For councils

A council will receive a base amount and a variable component.

Base amount: A council will receive $30,000.

Variable component: This depends on the size of the population it needs to reach and the recycling behaviour challenges it faces.

Total amount: A council could receive a maximum of $106,000.

Based on the evidence provided in the application, Sustainability Victoria will determine the amount of the variable funding component.

For alpine resort management boards

Total amount: An alpine resort management board will receive $25,000.

Application process

  1. Read the Fund Guidelines, which contain the assessment criteria and other important information.
  2. Read and accept the funding agreement terms and conditions:
    1. Funding Agreement Terms and Conditions (for funding of $50,000 or less)
    2. Funding Agreement Terms and Conditions (for funding more than $50,000)
  3. Read and understand the Terms of Participation in Grant Programs.
  4. To apply, you’ll need to register an account with Smarty Grants. Once you’re logged in, click on Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund to apply.

Timeline

Dates are subject to change.

Applications open: Monday, 10 May 2021

Applications close: 11:59 pm, Friday 18 June 2021

Notification of outcome: August 2021

Projects must be completed by: 30 June 2024

Background

The Victorian Government has invested over $515 million to deliver the biggest transformation and reform of Victoria’s waste and recycling industry. This includes $380 million to deliver Recycling Victoria which will fundamentally reduce waste, boost jobs and establish a recycling system Victorians can rely on.

The Fund sits under Goal 2 of the RV policy: Use products for more value. It sits under Sustainability Victoria’s strategy to transition Victoria to a circular, climate-resilient economy and the following focus areas:

  • Focus area 2: We enable resource recovery and reuse.
  • Focus area 3: We lead community behaviour change to reduce emissions and waste.

Read the Recycling Victoria policy.

Contact us

Monday to Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

We cannot review drafts or feedback.

In the email subject line, use the grant name 'Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund'.

Contact:

Grants Support Representative, Sustainability Victoria (03) 8656 6757 grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au