Round 3 Grants – Applications Open

Round 3 of the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund is now open!

Round 3 Grants – Applications Open

Round 3 has up to $3 million available for infrastructure grants. Projects located in and servicing Victoria can apply for between $40,000 and $500,000 in funding for infrastructure development. Infrastructure can be for collection, sorting or processing.

Round 3 is seeking projects that target food organics, rigid and soft plastics, paper and cardboard, and e-waste re-processing as priority materials. However, projects addressing the future resource recovery infrastructure needs and opportunities identified in the Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plans developed by the Waste and Resource Recovery Groups (WRRGs) will also be supported.

Please register your interest to apply to receive the relevant documentation to submit your proposal by 3pm, 31 July 2018: http://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/About-Us/Grants-and-Funding/Resource-recovery-infrastructure-fund

If you have any queries please email grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au and quote “Round 3 Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund” in the subject line or phone 1300 363 744 and ask to speak to a grants support representative.

ABOUT THE FUND
The Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund valued at approximately $13 million aims to support the development of infrastructure that improves the collection and processing of recycled materials. The program seeks innovative projects that will increase jobs in the resource recovery industry while also increasing the recovery of priority materials. Projects must be completed by 31 March 2021.

The Fund began in 2017 and to date two funding rounds have awarded approximately 27 infrastructure projects in metro and regional Victoria with over $9 million. The Round 1 and Round 2 projects supported so far are expected to create over 140 jobs in Victoria’s waste and resource recovery sector and are expected to divert at least 500,000 tonnes of material from landfill each year.