Sunday, April 22, 2012

GRANT WHISPER: KAB Beverage Container Recycling Grants 2012

The Australian Marine Environment Protection Association (AUSMEPA) are always keen to support projects that assist schools and the community to reduce pollution going into the sea (see unit on Marine Stormwater Pollution) so we are glad to share the following news from Keep Australia Beautiful (KAB).

KAB is calling for grant applications from local communities to implement local beverage container recycling projects.The KAB grants, funded by The Coca-Cola Foundation, are open to all communities across Australia and range from $3,000 to $10,000 for projects that will result in a measurable increase in beverage container recycling within the local communities. 

Applications are open to community groups, local associations, schools*, small to medium enterprises and local government authorities and will be awarded to:

• projects which address the specific issue of beverage container recycling and its by-products;
• practical local solutions that can be used as examples for others and leave a legacy;
• projects that do not duplicate existing recycling activities; and
• projects that result in measurable volumes of recycled materials.

A proven ability to implement suitable projects, such as those who have participated in the Keep Australia Beautiful Sustainable Communities Awards - incorporating the Tidy Towns and Sustainable Cities programs, will also be taken into account.

In larger communities this may mean infrastructure for events, or for special venues such as large retail centres, sporting venues or education centres. In smaller communities, it may mean assistance with transport or processing to overcome remote location or dispersed population. 

*For schools, a key criteria is the involvement  and/or education of the wider community in relation to beverage container recycling activities via the school network.

In 2011, The Coca-Cola Foundation provided $170,004 for the small grants program to encourage away from home recycling with a total of 23 projects, representing all states and territories.

Apply now: Applications for the 2012 grants funding close on Friday 15th June 2012 with successful applicants confirmed at the end of July. 

Further information and application forms are available from your respective KAB state office or the national KAB website

NSW: Bernie Murphy    02 9633 3380 
VIC: Gary Mogford        03 8626 8794
QLD: Rick Burnett         07 3252 2886
WA: Lisa Smith              08 6467 5169
SA: John Phillips            08 8234 7255
TAS: Bianca Bateman  0418 314 080 
ACT: Bianca Bateman  0419 016 401
NT: Heimo Schober       08 8981 5535

Keep Australia Beautiful National Association
GPO Box 193, 
Canberra ACT 2601 
P hone: 02 9698 8773      , , 
ABN 35743600611

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