Waste Minimisation Fund
Each year Waipā District Council has $40,000 available to help support individuals, businesses, Iwi or groups with waste minimisation projects that rethink, reduce and reuse waste. The fund is offered annually.
Previous successful applicants range from beeswax wrap workshops to community composting facilities.
Apply to the fund
The Waste Minimisation Fund opens on Monday 3 August 2020. It will close at 5pm on Monday 14 September 2020, and funding recipients will be decided after this date.
Download an application form here:
Or, pick one up from either of Council's offices at 101 Bank Street, Te Awamutu or 23 Wilson Street, Cambridge.
Please send your completed application (address to the Waste Minimisation Officer) to:
- Email to: email@example.com
- Deliver to: 101 Bank Street Te Awamutu or 23 Wilson Street Cambridge
- Post to: Waipa District Council Private Bag 2402, Te Awamutu 3840
Who can apply?
The fund can support individuals, community groups, businesses, Iwi/Māori organisations and education providers who want to deliver a waste minimisation project for their community in the Waipā district.
More information about the fund’s criteria can be found here: Waste Minimisation Community Fund Information. Please read the document before applying as it will give you a good idea of the kind of projects that we are looking to support.
Need a steer on your idea?
Got a great idea for a waste minimisation project, but want to chat about it with an expert?
Come and meet Sally, Council's Waste Minimisation Officer, to chat about your idea. She'll be at the following locations:
- Te Awamutu Library Community Room, 10am-12pm, Wednesday 12 August
- Council reception meeting room, 23 Wilson Street Cambridge, 1pm-3pm, Thursday 13 August
Fund recipients 2020
Garden – Supporting a community
|Cambridge Grains –
Compressor to help ship polypropylene bags to recycler
|Go Eco – Waste minimisation workshops|
|Mighty River Domain –
Educational waste bin toppers
|Parawera Marae – Upcycling old mattresses into seating|
|Plastic Free Cambridge – Sewing washable menstrual pads|
|Rotary Club Cambridge
– Resource recovery social enterprise
|Te Wananga o Aotearoa – Modern cloth nappy trial|
|Zero Waste with Kate
– Food waste education workshops