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Applications for Recycling Victoria Communities Fund now open!

Communities Fund

Are you a community group with a bright idea for making your local community more sustainable by reusing, repairing, recycling or sharing items that would otherwise go to landfill?

Maybe you want to start a zero-waste bulk foods co-op or a regular clothes swap event but don’t have the start upfunds?

Sustainability Victoria‘s Recycling Victoria Communities Fund can help turn those ideas into reality, with grants of between $25,000 and $250,000 available for charities, not-for-profits, community organisations and social enterprises.

The grants can be used for projects such as repair cafes, sharing centres, community composting and more.

Some of the past successful projects included:
• an UpCycle Repair hub where youth receive training to recycle old bicycles
• a program to dehydrate and compost organic waste from local hospitality businesses
• equipping Vinnies stores to be able to resell donated electrical items and rolling out an e-waste community education program across Victoria.

Visit the RV Communities Fund Information Bulletin for more information and to guide you through the eligibility and assessment criteria and the application process.

Applications close 11:59pm pm 31 March 2022.


Information Session

Learn more about the funding available for community groups, not-for-profits and social enterprises to improve the energy efficiency of their facilities and develop projects that tackle waste in an innovative way.

Thursday 24 February, 3:00 pm

Register here

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