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 2017 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). Projects previously funded include:

  • Establishment of a community garden compost station, incorporating worm farms, compost bins and a chicken coop for use by local individuals and businesses
  • Delivery of an annual program of “Create No Waste” activities including market days, workshops and festivals
  • Expansion of an existing rural Bush Tucker Garden and avoiding the creation of waste by including natural recycling methods.

The Authority will offer grants of up to $20,000 per project.

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 6467 5318 or email

                Applications must be received by 12pm (noon) Friday 24 February 2017.

Supporting Documentation

Application Forms

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

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