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Grants to reduce packaging waste for organisations

Program name
Investment Support Grants – Packaging

Overview

The Investment Support Grants – Packaging program provides grants of up to $50,000 to eligible small to medium enterprises, not-for-profits and social enterprises who use, manufacture and/or recycle packaging to invest in projects that reduce packaging waste going to landfill. Financial co-contribution is required at a ratio of 1:1.

Eligible projects must first seek to achieve one or a combination of the following:

  • reduce generation of packaging waste
  • increase or improve recovery of packaging waste
  • manufacture packaging using recovered materials
  • remanufacture using packaging waste

Eligible projects must also seek funding support for one or more of the following activities:

  • piloting new systems or technologies
  • acquiring/upgrading plant and equipment
  • expanding facilities to enable increased resource recovery on existing premises
  • enabling works to house new plant equipment
  • research, development and demonstration projects will be considered for funding if the applicant can demonstrate the diversion potential from landfill in Victoria

Applications close 5 March 2021 or earlier if the funding is fully subscribed or closed.

Benefits

  • reduce waste going to landfill 
  • reuse and recycle waste
  • reduce energy use
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions 

Key eligibility

Small to medium enterprises, not-for-profits or social enterprises are eligible to apply for funding. They must:

  • currently use, manufacture or recycle packaging materials
  • have a valid ABN with at least a 12 month operating history
  • have less than 200 full-time equivalent employees
  • have satisfactory environmental, safety and financial performance
  • have agreed to the Terms of Participation in Grant Programs and Funding Terms and Conditions
  • have proposed a project in Victoria
  • have not yet commenced their project

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

Sustainability Victoria website

Phone: 1300 363 744

Email: grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au