Current Grants

There are currently no grants available.


Awarded Grants

The LMWRRG have previously committed to fund 10 projects, totalling $351,767, through four separate funding rounds. These projects will deliver best practice initiatives that help improve recycling and reduce the amount of waste going into landfill, in line with the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group Business Plan 2019 – 2022, and the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan 2016-26.


The Loddon Mallee Landfill Diversion Fund (LMLDF) (Round 3) is closed and projects have been awarded

This fund was designed for organisations and individuals planning to deliver projects that divert waste from entering landfill.

Grant 1: Elmore Compost – $48,739

Funding to help establish an in-vessel composting facility in the Loddon Mallee Region. It is anticipated that the new in-vessel system will accept and process more than 15,000 tonnes of food and garden waste per annum, diverting organic material from landfill.

Grant 2: Mount Alexander Sustainability Group –$48,739

Funding to undertake the pre-construction phase for a Bioenergy project. It will involve the selection of the prime engineering contractor who will design and build the bio-energy plant. This along with completing the respective regulatory approvals will enable the project to reach “financial close”. It is anticipated that the completed facility will accept and process approximately 36,000 tonnes of organic waste per annum, diverting organic material from landfill.


The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Round 2) is closed and projects have been awarded

This fund was designed to deliver innovative projects that either enhance resource recovery or tackle contamination of waste streams, through funding from the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund.

Grant 1: Bendigo Kangan Institute – $24,740

This funding was used to develop composting infrastructure that will reduce the amount of campus waste currently going to landfill. The infrastructure installed include compost bays and a Biobin system to manage food waste.

Grant 2: Bendigo Food Share – $20,000

This funding was used to develop of a concept plan for the establishment of a new Bendigo Food Hub.

Grant 3: Swan Hill Skip Bin Hire Pty Ltd – $10,000

This funding was used to make magnetic signs for placement on existing skip bins. The aim was to change bin use behaviour, making it clear that each skip bin is for a specific waste type, which will reduce the volume of waste going into landfill.


The Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Round 1) is closed

Grant 1: Christie Centre – Construction and Demolition Waste Recover-Sort-Reuse Program – $86,850.00

Aroundagain is a social enterprise that employs people living with a disability. The funding was used on a pilot project to collect materials from construction and demolition sites throughout Sunraysia to reduce the amount of materials going to landfill and increase the recovery of materials that can be reused and recycled. Pallet cages are used to collect the materials which are then transported via a trailer to Aroundagain, where the materials are sorted in a shed by staff for resale and recycling.

Opportunities in Organics Fund

Grant 1: Mildura Fruit Juice Company, Waste to Energy – $30,000.00

Waste to Energy feasibility study to investigate if the current waste organic material can be used to produce energy. The study will assess if there is enough organic material to power a viable waste to energy plant and if other organic material sourced within the Mildura region can be used to supplement the fuel source.

Grant 2: I Do Stuff, Thermal Efficiency – $16,544.00

Thermal efficiency testing on a number of organic material types to assess if they can be made into biomass pellets and used as an efficient fuel source. Wood waste, Almond Hulls, Olive pip waste and shredded timber to be converted into pellets and then tested for thermal efficiency.

Grant 3: Jackmeester, Organic Dehydrator – $16,155.00

An apartment complex in the City of Greater Bendigo is purchasing an organic dehydrator. The complex has residential and commercial tenants plus a café, all producing organic waste. With space a premium, a dehydrator will process organic material inhouse reducing the requirement for bins. The grant will assist with equipment purchase. The information gained can help with future developments of high density living as it will be a demonstration site for other businesses.

Grant 4: Hardwicks Pty Ltd, Feasibility Study – $50,000.00

Collaboration between Macedon Ranges Shire Council and Hardwicks Pty Ltd to undertake a feasibility study into Waste to Energy and composting. The business and council have an organic waste product that could be used as a fuel for Waste to Energy. The study will assess whether the material generated from the plant and other organic material generated within Macedon Ranges can be used as a fuel source for waste to energy.