The NSW Government is calling on councils, hospitals, universities and other community and industry groups to apply for more than $1 million worth of grants to tackle litter in their local area. Environment Minister Matt Kean announced two grants, including the first grant aimed at tackling cigarette butts. This grant is now open for applications.

Waste Less, Recycle More provides $50 million for litter prevention over 9 years (2012-2021). This includes grant programs to target littering hotspots and the materials that primarily contribute to littering in NSW.

Projects supported by the EPA’s Litter Prevention Grants Program combine enforcement, infrastructure and education. They should also make use of the Hey Tosser creative materials and Local Litter Check resources.

This funding will be supported by NSW’s first litter prevention strategy. This strategy will set out actions and time frames to achieve the Premier’s priority target to reduce the volume of litter in NSW by 40% by 2020.

Applications close: 14 April 2020

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