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Keep Australia Beautiful – Beverage Container Recycling Grants


This program offers financial assistance to local communities wishing to improve beverage container recycling.

The focus of the program is on:
- Recycling away from home.
- Practical projects that leave a legacy.
- Projects that don’t duplicate existing recycling activities.
- Projects that result in measurable volumes of recycled materials.
- Projects that have a strong focus on the recovery of beverage containers.

Grants between $1,000 and  $20,000 (including GST) are available. The total funding pool is $440,000.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants must be a legal entity within Australia with a current ABN or work closely with an organisation who is willing to enter into an auspice agreement.

Eligible Activities

Eligible projects include those that have:
- A focus on the recycling of beverage containers away from home and improves recycling and waste management infrastructure and/or educates the public on the importance of recycling.
- Benefits for the whole community.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include whether the applicants:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the litter and recycling problem in their community and have identified evidence-based solutions.
- Have identified clear project objectives and a solid methodology to evaluate the success of their project.
- Provide an accurate project budget with all resources identified including sources of additional funding if applicable.
- Demonstrate a plan to instigate community behaviour change, not simply installing waste management infrastructure.
- Have proven a community-wide benefit.
- Demonstrate a plan to engage a wide and diverse group of stakeholders in project delivery.
- Prove that their project can continue after the initial support from the grant.


The following are ineligible for funding:
- Individuals.
- Political organisations or activities.
- Project expenses incurred prior to grant allocation.
- Project activity that is implemented outside of Australia.
- In the case of schools or business, projects that solely benefit the applicant organisation without a demonstrated benefit to the wider community.

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Status Pending
Opening Date 16 May 2016
Start By Date 17 Jun 2016
Closing Date 1 Jul 2016
Closing Information
The next funding round is yet to be announced.

Funding Type Grant
Min.Funding $1,000
Max.Funding $20,000
Total Funding Pool $440,000
Co-contribution Yes
Competitive Yes
Eligible Activities
Environment and Sustainability
CommunityServices : Other
Environment : Sustainability
Gender Any
Age Any
Who Can Apply?
General - Non-Industry Specific
Eligible Organisation Type(s)
Difficulty Rating
Tier Other
Program Administrator
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