Waste Minimisation Fund

Waste Minimisation Fund

The purpose of the Waste Minimisation Fund is to boost the district’s performance in waste minimisation. Successful projects will benefit the Whangarei district and lead to measurable reductions in waste to landfill, or other waste improvements.

Projects will be assessed for their strategic value in achieving and promoting waste minimisation in an ongoing way. Refer to the assessment criteria below to prepare your application.

Amount: The minimum amount applicants can request is $10,000. The maximum individuals can apply for is $15,000. There is no maximum amount for businesses or community groups.

Closing date: Apply any time.

Assessment criteria

The criteria for the fund will be focused on the seeding of new initiatives including developing business and community-based resource recovery centres and programmes. The following criteria will be used to assess applications and should be reflected in your application proposal:

1. Strategic alignment

  • Proposals must align with the strategic objectives and guiding principles of the Whangarei Waste Management and Minimisation Plan (WMMP).

2. Waste minimisation

  • Proposals must reduce waste to landfill and/or target priority waste streams.

3. Community participation and / or community benefit

  • Proposals should encourage community participation (number and depth of engagement).
  • Proposals should result in tangible community benefit (in some cases this may include private sector benefit).

4. Value for investment

  • Proposals building on existing initiatives should add value and bring a fresh approach.
  • Where possible proposals should address gaps in Whangarei District Council waste services and create new opportunities that would not otherwise emerge.
  • Where possible proposals should be developed in consultation with other parties carrying out waste-related activities.
  • Proposals should represent a good return on investment.
  • The degree of funding for any proposal will take into account the level of risk.
  • The proposal should not undermine existing initiatives or other funded proposals.

5. Quality of proposal

  • The proposal has clear objectives.
  • The organisation making the proposal can demonstrate capacity to deliver, ideally evidenced by experience in projects of a similar nature.
  • The objectives of the proposal are measurable.
  • The proposal will be technically and financially feasible and does not represent an unacceptable level of risk to the Council.

Apply for Waste Minimisation Fund

Online

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria and the Fund specific criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy.

Eligibility criteria

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Use this online form to apply for this Fund:

Waste Minimisation Fund Application Form

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 3 months for an outcome.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us.

The level of reporting required will depend on the amount of funding Council approves. It may include reporting at key milestones and a final outcomes report.

By email

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria and the Fund specific criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy.

Eligibility criteria

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Waste Minimisation Fund application form(PDF, 190KB)

Fill in the form, scan it and send us via email to:

mailroom@wdc.govt.nz 

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 3 months for an outcome.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us.

The level of reporting required will depend on the amount of funding Council approves. It may include reporting at key milestones and a final outcomes report.

In-person

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria and the Fund specific criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy.

Eligibility criteria

Community Funding Policy

Step 2.Complete the application form

Download and print this application form:

Waste Minimisation Fund application form(PDF, 190KB)

Fill it in and bring into one of our customer service centres:

Forum North customer service centre
7 Rust Avenue, Whangārei
Monday to Friday - 8:00am to 4:30pm
Closed public holidays

Ruakākā service centre 
9 Takutai Place, Ruakākā
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 3.Assessment

Allow 3 months for an outcome.

Step 4.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us.

The level of reporting required will depend on the amount of funding Council approves. It may include reporting at key milestones and a final outcomes report.

By post

Step 1.Check criteria

Eligible applications meet our general eligibility criteria and the Fund specific criteria stated in our Community Funding Policy.

Eligibility criteria

Community Funding Policy

Download and print this application form:

Waste Minimisation Fund application form(PDF, 190KB)

Fill it in and send it to:

Attn: Funding Officer
Whangarei District Council
Private Bag 9023
Whangārei 0148 

Step 2.Assessment

Allow 3 months for an outcome.

Step 3.Reporting back

If you are successful in receiving funding from us, you will need to report back to us.

The level of reporting required will depend on the amount of funding Council approves. It may include reporting at key milestones and a final outcomes report.