Litter Innovation Fund21 December 2015
Minister for Environment and Climate Change Lisa Neville today announced a $700,000 Litter Innovation Fund to help communities reduce the amount of litter and illegal dumping in Victoria.
Grants of up to $20,000 will be available for local government, industry, and community groups to submit innovative solutions that tackle local and regional litter problems.
A proportion of the Fund has been specifically allocated to support projects that help reduce litter and illegal dumping in the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay catchment.
The funding is part of a broader strategy, the draft Victorian Community and Business Waste Education Strategy, which will help keep more waste out of landfill by increasing recycling and reducing contamination.
It aims to establish clear priorities to help communities and businesses focus their waste education efforts where they will have the most impact and deliver a co-ordinated, statewide approach for the first time in Victoria.
The Victorian Government is seeking community feedback on the draft strategy, released for consultation today, over the coming months. The draft strategy and information about opportunities to provide feedback are available at participate.sustainability.vic.gov.au.
Expressions of Interest for the Litter Innovation Fund close 4 March 2016. For more information and to apply, visit www.sustainability.vic.gov.au.