Grants

Current Grants

There are currently no grants available.

 

Awarded Grants

The LMWRRG have now committed to fund 10 projects, totalling $344,877, through 3 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 2017 – 2020, and the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan 2016-26.

 

The 2018/19 Loddon Mallee Landfill Diversion Fund (LMLDF) (Round 3) is closed and projects have been awarded.

Two organisations have been successful in securing funding in the 2018/19 LMLDF.

This fund is the third in a series of grants that the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group have made available in the region. The latest round was designed for organisations and individuals planning to deliver projects that divert waste from entering landfill.

The successful applicants are:

Grant 1: Elmore Compost – $48,739

Will use the funding to help establish an in-vessel composting facility. 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. This project will establish the first in-vessel composting system in the Loddon Mallee Region.

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

Will use the funding to help 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 2018 Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Round 2) is closed and projects have been awarded.

Four regional organisations will 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.
The successful grant applicants are:
• Hopley Recycling Pty Ltd
• Bendigo Kangan Institute
• Bendigo Food Share
• Swan Hill Skip Bin Hire Pty Ltd
The 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 2017 – 2020, and the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Implementation Plan 2016-26.

 

The 2018 Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Fund (Round 1) is closed and projects have been awarded.

Grant 1: Do Stuff Bendigo Pallets to Pellets (P2P) project $51,736.57

This is a pilot project to develop a system to divert single use wooden pallets from landfill and to process these pallets to produce an environmentally sustainable biomass fuel that provides heating to a range of horticultural industries currently relying on gas to heat growing environments.

Grant 2: 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 will be 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 will be sorted in a shed by staff for resale and recycling. The Christie Centre are currently awaiting planning permit approval for the shed build.

 

Opportunities in Organics Fund

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

Waste to Energy feasibility study to investigate the use of organic material from a Sunraysia Food processor and if the current organic material can be used for waste to energy. The study will assess whether there is enough organic material to power a viable waste to energy plant and if other organic material within Mildura and be used as a fuel source.

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

Thermal efficiency testing on a number of organics and assessing whether they can be made into biomass pellets and used as an efficient fuel source into the future. Wood waste, Almond Hulls, Olive pip waste and shredded timber to be made into pellets 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 cost of purchase and information gained can help with future developments of high density living and 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 compost material or as a fuel source for waste to energy.