Upcoming funding opportunities

Two funds will open soon for resource recovery projects.

The first is for those in the Auckland region, with the April round of the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) The April round will will be open from this Sunday, 1st April 2018 until Monday 30th April 2018 and will accept applications requesting grants of between $250 and $5,000. A further funding round accepting applications requesting grants of up to $50,000 will be open in September 2018.

Funding Contact

For further information including funding criteria, application guidelines and information about previously approved grantscheck out the fund page here. If you have any queries, please contact Helen McCabe via the details below:

Email aucklandwastefund@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Phone 09 890 8966 or 021 538 151

The second is the Ministry for the Environment’s Waste Minimisation Fund is available nationally. This one has a quicker turn around – opening on Tuesday 1 May 2018 (9am) and closing on Monday 14 May 2018 (midday). Excitingly, this round has a circular economy focus – so projects that keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract the maximum value from them whilst in use, then recover and regenerate products and materials at the end of each service life.

For further details, including the application form and guidance, please visit www.mfe.govt.nz/wmf.

If you wish to discuss a proposal or have any questions about the application process please contact the MfE team at wmf@mfe.govt.nz.

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