Zero waste grants on offer for great ideas
Have you got an innovative idea for reducing waste?
Grants of up to $50,000 are available from our zero-waste fund to help bring your idea to life. Auckland Council’s Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) supports projects from businesses, iwi/Māori, and education and community groups that will reduce waste to landfill.
Environment and Community Committee Chair Councillor Penny Hulse says about $2.6 million has been allocated to more than 280 projects since the fund started in 2013.
“These ideas are exciting and play an important part towards Auckland becoming a zero-waste city by 2040.”
Previous successful applicants include Sylvia Park in Mt Wellington, who received a $46,000 grant to help divert food waste from landfill. And Samoan language immersion school A'oga Fa'a Samoa (pictured below), who received a $3500 grant to ditch disposable nappies and now teach families how to do the same.
Applications are open from 1 to 30 September.
Click here to find out more, and to use the application form (available September 1st)