The Waste Minimisation Fund supports development of innovative solutions for reducing waste, this involves providing financial assistance to local waste minimisation and management initiatives that contribute to achieving the goals outlined in Hastings District Council’s Waste Minimisation and Management Plan 2018.
Hastings District Council has two Waste Minimisation Funds available to the community that aim to support projects that result in a new waste minimisation activity, either by implementing new initiatives or expanding on existing activities.
The purpose of these funds is to contribute to building a community that values our resources, re-uses, re-purposes and recycles as much as possible. This can be achieved through education, engagement and the development of new technology and ways of working.
If you have a waste minimisation initiative – we want to hear from you!
Monthly Waste Minimisation Contestable Fund
Available for small applications under $2000. Applications are considered each month from February to November each year, with a pool of $2000 available each month. Your project must not start within 6 weeks of the applications being submitted.
Annual Large Waste Minimisation Contestable Fund
Available once per year for applications over $2000 from a total pool of $20,000.
Applications are open this year (2020) from 7 September until midnight on 10 October.
The Waste Minimisation Contestable funds have been established using a portion of the Waste Disposal Levy funds received by Hastings District Council, mandated under the Waste Minimisation Act 2008 (WMA). Funding is produced from the waste levy which is managed by the Ministry for the Environment (MfE). The current rate for this levy is $10 per tonne of waste that enters landfill nationally, half of this levy is then designated to local council based on population size. The remaining amount is placed into a national contestable fund. Both funds are designated to encourage waste management and minimisation activities or initiatives, and to further the goals of the local WMMP and the national WMA.
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