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Food waste grants for the community sector

posted Jun 5, 2015, 6:08 PM by Sean Donovan
The following passed along by the Macarthur Future Food Forum

Food waste grants for the community sector

The NSW EPA and Environmental Trust are encouraging not for profits and other community organisations to apply for funding for food waste grants.

Two grant programs are available to the community sector to help avoid food waste under the multi-million dollar Waste Less, Recycle More:

  • Food donation grants providing up to $500,000 for fridges, freezers, vans and other equipment needed to collect, store and distribute rescued food to people in need.
  • Love Food Hate Waste education grants, providing up to $70,000 for education projects to help households and  businesses waste less food

An info session “Loving Food” is being held on Tuesday, June 23 at the UNSW CBD Campus, Level 6 1 O’Connell Street, Sydney, from 9.00am until 4pm. Travel costs may be covered for people travelling long distances.

The event will include everything not for profit organisations might want to know about applying for a grant, including eligibility, selection criteria and the application process. There will also be an opportunity to workshop proposals to give projects the best chance of success when it comes to applying.

Full details and link to register at

Also call Matteo Balatti at the EPA’s Organics Unit (02) 9995 6960 or email for more information.