Applications are open for grants of up to $200,000 to help food rescue organisations collect more donated food. Applications close on 8 November 2018.
The grants are open to not-for-profit organisations and local councils to provide food relief agencies with extra resources to sign up more donors, work collaboratively and collect more surplus food for redistribution.
Donating food is a great way to avoid food waste. Every year in NSW, almost a million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfill, 200,000 tonnes of which is from businesses. This funding helps to redirect quality surplus food from businesses before it even becomes a waste.
The grants are funded by the $802 million Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, administered by the NSW Environment Protection Authority. The initiative aims to keep waste out of landfill, increase food and garden waste collections, boost business recycling and invest in new infrastructure.
Grants of between $5,000 to $200,000 are available. A webinar detailing how to apply for funding will be held on 16 October 2018.
Post expires at 2:24pm on Thursday November 8th, 2018