Keep Australia Beautiful Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants 2012
*Closed for 2012*
The Keep Australia Beautiful, Beverage Container Recycling Community Grants, funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation (The Community Grants) provide financial support and guidance to individuals, communities and organisations for the implementation of projects which make long term impacts on the recycling of beverage containers.
The Community Grants will resource practical steps to encourage and facilitate “Out & About” recycling programs in Australia at a local community level, provide education on the correct disposal of waste, provide education on cause and effects of recycling and enforce best practice principals in our communities. It is necessary for programs to include a focus on beverage container recycling.
In larger communities this may mean temporary infrastructure for events or for special venues such as large retail centres or education centres. In smaller communities it may mean assistance with transport or processing to overcome remote location or dispersed population.
Who Can Apply?
The applicant organisation must have an ABN registration or work closely with a service group or council that does.
The program is available to all Australians regardless of state legislation that may apply in relation to recycling.
- Community groups
- Local associations
- Small to medium enterprises
- Local government authorities
- Projects which address the specific issue of beverage container recycling and its by-products
To fund community recycling projects focused on beverage containers that:
- Are well defined with clear goals, objectives, outcomes and evaluation
- Are accurately budgeted for with all resources identified including sources of additional funding
- Demonstrate a capacity to leave a legacy beyond the funding period
- Communities and projects that have participated in the Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Awards consisting of Tidy Towns, Sustainable Cities and Clean Beaches and have demonstrated their ability to implement suitable projects
- Trial projects which will develop a model for future litter projects.
- Projects that can continue after the initial support from the grant
Eligible projects will be assessed against the following:
- Research – whether the project is based on an understanding of the recycling problem in the project area. Also, consider investigation of recycling strategies (and specifically beverage container recycling) as described by other organisations nationally and/or internationally.
- Recycling Innovation – Supporting community projects which are innovative and resource the continuum of best practice “Out & About” recycling programs in Australia at a local community level.
- Public Benefit - Supporting initiatives that build local communities capacities to provide long term sustainable benefits to the Australian population.
- Sustainable Living - Supporting initiatives that stimulate an informed community.
- Measurable Impact - Supporting projects which have measurable short and long-term objectives based on sound research, planning and evaluation.
- Evaluation - methodology including a sound approach to monitoring outcomes.
- Cost effectiveness – cost measured against anticipated benefits.
23 April 2012: Applications open
20 July 2012: Applications close
15 Feb 2013: acquittal reports and project reports must be completed and returned to Grants Officer.
How to Apply
Download the Application Kit Beverage Container Recycling Grants 2012 (209.51 kB) and address the criteria and submit prior to the 20 July 2012.
Litter Prevention Grants
Keep Australia Beautiful WA’s Litter Prevention Grants provide financial support and guidance to individuals, communities and organisations for the implementation of projects which make lasting changes to reduce litter and change littering behaviour.
The grant program encourages integrated litter prevention incorporating education, infrastructure and enforcement as key elements and which are consistent with the Keep Australia Beautiful Council’s Litter Prevention Strategy for Western Australia.
*There will be no funding for the 2012/2013 Litter Prevention Grants Round