Funding available to reduce litter

14th May 2018

Projects which aim to reduce litter and change littering behaviour are eligible for up to $10,000 funding through the Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC).

KABC Western Australian Chairman Michael Aspinall said individuals or groups had until 25 June to apply for a Community Litter Grant.

“We’re looking for initiatives that will make positive and lasting changes to littering and littering behaviour or trial projects that will develop a model for future initiatives,” he said.

“Priority will be given to initiatives that reduce litter and target areas such as roadsides, car parks, sporting venues and shopping areas, and focus on specific issues such as the incorrect disposal of cigarette butts and drink containers.

“Littering in public areas is a big issue in WA, so we’re keen to put our support behind people who can come up with effective strategies to address the problem in their area.”

Mr Aspinall said local area projects could secure up to $5,000 while major or regional initiatives were eligible for $10,000 grants.

Local governments, businesses, community groups and schools can apply.

Successful applicants will be announced in mid-August 2018 and projects need to be completed by the end of May 2019.

Projects that received funding in 2017 include an educational video for young children, nude food lunches at a regional school, a litter education mascot and a wash against waste trailer.

More information about the grants and application kits is available at www.kabc.wa.gov.au or by calling the Grants Coordinator on 6364 6643.

Keep Australia Beautiful WA is supported by the Waste Authority and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.