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 2 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:

  • hosting workshops by experts about the effective ways to use food and garden waste
  • holding an informative and interactive waste management festival, with displays and presentations to promote a community composting hub
  • providing additional recycling stations and community engagement events in regional areas for rural residents
  • helping markets transition to becoming plastic carry bag free, with stallholders and shoppers encouraged to use recyclable bags, baskets and trolleys.

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 Waste Authority Grants Officer, Bianca King, on 6467 5318 or

                Applications must be received by 5pm Friday 2 September 2016.

Supporting Documentation

Application Forms

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

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