Individuals and groups including local governments, small to medium sized enterprises, community groups and schools have until 16 June 2017 to apply for a Community Litter Grant.
Keep Australia Beautiful WA Chairman Michael Aspinall said the funding supported projects that reduced litter and aimed to change littering behaviour across the State.
“I encourage groups and individuals to apply for this funding to help develop sound strategies that address littering and the dumping of rubbish – which remains an issue in Western Australia,” he said.
“This is an opportunity to support new initiatives and promote a cleaner, safer environment.”
Smaller, local area projects can apply for up to $5,000 in funding, with larger or regional initiatives eligible for up to $10,000.
Projects funded through the 2016 Community Litter Grants included the City of Gosnells’ promotion of ‘responsible cafes’, Nannup Music Festival food stalls’ waste reduction project and the South Metropolitan Regional Council’s campaign to prevent used disposable nappies entering the waste stream.
Joondalup Girl Guides received $2,814 to eliminate 805 pieces of plastic cling wrap at its recent four-day Manjedal Brook camp, with fabric sandwich wraps and snack bags to be reused at future camps.
Applications for Community Litter Grants close on 16 June 2017, with successful applicants announced in early July 2017.