Grants ready for pioneers
Waste innovators can snap up grants of up to $50,000 from the Auckland Council’s zero waste fund.
The Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) opened yesterday and a workshop will be held on October 7 to help groups and individuals make applications.
‘‘Sometimes it’s hard to know what sort of information to provide to get the best buy-in for your ideas and meet the criteria of the fund,’’ solid waste manager Ian Stupple says.
‘‘If you’ve got an exciting waste reduction project, come along to this workshop and find out how to put together an application that makes the most of this funding opportunity.’’
The regional fund was set up in April to seed new ideas that help to minimise waste and reduce waste going landfill.
Projects that have already received assistance from the fund include resource recovery centre feasibility studies for locations in communities throughout the region, school projects with waste minimisation goals, businesses and large organisations needing support for recycling and organic waste solutions and marae-based waste minimisation initiatives