Community Grants Scheme

The Community Grants Scheme (CGS) has been established to support small scale community projects that improve the management of waste in Western Australia. This aligns with the objectives of the Waste Strategy.


Community-based groups

Past Community Grants Scheme Projects

Round 1 2018 is now open.

The Waste Authority invites community groups with an interest in waste management projects in their local areas to apply for a grant from the Community Grants Scheme (CGS). Examples of funded CGS projects include:

  • building composting bays, worm farms and a chicken coop to establish recycling activities in a community garden, as well as workshops on composting and paper recycling

  • making reusable fabric shopping bags for people to borrow and later return for use by others to reduce plastic bag waste

  • developing a mobile phone app to connect local shops and cafes that wish to donate excess food with community organisations who need food. Food can be advertised through the app, then ‘claimed’ and collected.

How to Apply
Please read the guidelines for applicants before making a submission. Applicants should provide a detailed project description.

The CGS supports the Western Australian Waste Strategy: Creating the right environment. Funding is provided for local projects consistent with the Waste Authority’s priorities and involving practical waste reduction measures.

Applications are assessed on the ability of the project to reduce waste generation and/or recover and recycle resources. All the relevant documents relating to the CGS, including application forms and guidelines are available below.

For more information contact the Waste Authority Grants Officer on 63646962 or email

                Applications must be received by 12 noon Friday 16 March 2018.

Supporting Documentation

Application Forms

To apply for this program, please using the following forms:

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