Funding available to reduce litter in WA

18th April 2021

Applications are now open for the Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) 2021 Community Litter Grants program. 

Community groups, schools, small to medium-sized enterprises, and local governments can apply for grants of up to $10,000 for major initiatives or regional projects, or $5,000 for local area projects.

The grants, provided by KABC, support projects and initiatives that focus on changing littering behaviour.

Successful projects will help reduce litter at events, sporting and recreation venues, roadsides, waterways, and shopping and commercial precincts. They will also target the incorrect disposal of cigarette butts and takeaway food containers.

Projects funded through the previous round included reusable litter collection bags in Hopetoun, signage and reusable bags in Exmouth, litter video messages for the Shire of Capel and resources for SUP Tonic's paddle board river clean-ups in Bassendean.

Applications for Community Litter Grants close on May 28, 2021.

Successful applicants will be announced during Keep Australia Beautiful Week, August 16-22, 2021. For application guidelines and more information on the grants program, visit http://www.kabc.wa.gov.au/resources/community-litter-grants

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:

"The State Government is proud to support KABC's Community Litter Grants and all Western Australians working to protect their local environments from litter.

"I am looking forward to recognising the impressive and innovative initiatives, projects and strategies in applications from around the State." 

Comments attributed to Keep Australia Beautiful WA Chairperson Michael Aspinall:

"The KABC Community Litter Grants provide financial support and guidance for communities and organisations that want to implement lasting changes that reduce litter and change littering behaviour.

"I encourage community groups and individuals to take advantage of these grants to help them run these important grassroots initiatives, which bring us closer to our ultimate goal of a litter-free Western Australia."