More than $4 million in grants has been awarded to 50 innovative projects that will be led by community organisations and local councils across Victoria. These projects are set to change the way communities look at waste.
The 50 projects funded by the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund (Round 1) and Recycling Victoria Communities Fund (Round 1) will support Victoria’s transition to a circular economy. They will foster local waste solutions that encourage the reuse, repair, correct recycling, and sharing of everyday items.
In a circular economy, we get more value from resources by continuously giving new life to goods and materials – ideally preventing them from ever becoming waste, or properly recycling them if we need to.
Around the state, we’re funding a range of creative approaches, including the following.
These projects will reduce waste to landfill in ways that are locally meaningful and deliver tangible community benefit. They represent an important step towards a truly circular economy built on a smarter and more sustainable use of resources.
It’s a reminder that we can all think creatively to tackle waste in our own backyards and beyond.
Across multiple funding rounds, the Recycling Victoria Councils Fund and the Recycling Victoria Communities Fund will offer more than $11 million in grants to councils and community organisations state-wide.
The Funds are among a range of community supports under Recycling Victoria, the Victorian Government's $380 million action plan and investment that will transform the state’s recycling sector, create thousands of jobs and set Victoria up for a more sustainable future.
A full list of projects funded under Round 1 of each fund is available below.