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).
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.
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Each council and ARMB is eligible to receive one grant from the Fund.
To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
You must use the grant to fund activities that involve the campaign materials developed by Sustainability Victoria
Your activities must:
The funding must be used in this way:
See the Fund Guidelines for details on what will and will not be funded.
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.
Total amount: An alpine resort management board will receive $25,000.
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
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:
Read the Recycling Victoria policy.
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