Waste Minimisation Community Fund

Do you have a great idea for a project that will help move our community towards zero waste?     You might be eligible for funding through our Waste Minimisation Community Fund.   

Applications are now open!

Up to $60,000 is available to support waste minimisation initiatives throughout the Queenstown Lakes District.  

What are we looking for? 

In a nutshell, projects must be consistent with the Waste Minimisation and Management Plan and achieve the following objectives:

  • Waste Reduction – Reducing waste at source and/or,

  • Resource Recovery – Diverting waste from landfill

The aim is to support new initiatives that complement and enhance existing programmes,
address gaps or create new opportunities. Applicants must show how the fund will achieve
these objectives.

How to apply

Step 1: Check if your project meets the criteria:

Step 2:  Get in touch with us:

Before you compile your application, get in touch with the team to check your idea meets our waste minimisation goals.  


Step 3:  Apply online:

Complete the online application form below.  No hard copies please.

We've provided a sample of the application form below for anyone interested in reviewing the questions before submitting a proposal.   Please note, this is for reference only and will not be accepted as part of an application.   

Applications close at 5.00pm on 6 April 2020.

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