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Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund

About the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund

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April 2020 funding round deferred due to COVID-19

Auckland Council has deferred the April 2020 round of Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund grants.  The next round of WMIF funding grants later in 2020 will be topped up with an additional $25,000 for small grants, reflecting the total of the deferred April 2020 funding round. 

The decision was reached in order to accommodate businesses, community groups, education providers, such as schools and kindergartens, and other organisations that are unable to make applications before the 30 April 2020 deadline, due to COVID-19 Level 4 Alert restrictions.

Eligibility for the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF)

The WMIF will support projects that:

  • promote or achieve waste minimisation
  • include educational projects that promote waste minimisation activity only
  • result in new waste minimisation activity, either by:
    • implementing new initiatives, or
    • a significant expansion in the scope or coverage of existing activities.
  • last for a funding timeframe of one to three years, after which the project objectives should have been achieved and, where appropriate, the initiative has become self-funding.

What the WMIF covers

The fund will cover:

  • operational or capital expenditure required to undertake a project
  • up to 50 per cent of the cost of the project. You will need to demonstrate adequate sources of additional funding from your own or other resources.

Apply for the WMIF

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