Food and Beverage Implementation Grants - now open
Trade waste implementation grants will be available to eligible SA Water food and beverage customers to support implementation activities that will improve trade waste management by reducing volume and/or improve trade waste quality. Improvements can include new plant and equipment, upgrades or additions to existing plant and equipment, as well as shared infrastructure to reduce trade waste impacts in a select geographical area.
Applicants must be a current SA Water trade waste food and beverage customer, or a food or beverage business planning to connect to the SA Water trade waste (sewer) network within 24 months of application. In addition, applicants must exceed, meet or fall within 20% of at least one of the following trade waste volume and load-based thresholds, and must have completed an approved resource productivity assessment or on-site technology trials to determine a trade waste solution that is well suited to the business site:
- 10 tonnes Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) or Suspended Solids (SS) per year
- 20 tonnes Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) per year
- 10 ML volume per year
Detailed eligibility criteria are included in the Application Guidelines:
A subsidy of up to 50%, to a maximum of $300,000 (GST exclusive) will be available to successful applicants for approved implementation activities. Applicants must agree to contribute a minimum 50% of agreed costs. Funds will be made available via application within specified funding rounds, and allocated through a Grant Agreement which will establish payment terms and conditions.
Round one open until 19 May 2017
Applications for funding will be accepted until 5:00pm Friday 19 May 2017.
A mid-term assessment of all applications received by 5:00pm on Friday 24 March 2017 will be undertaken in accordance with the Application Guidelines and the selection criteria listed therein. Results of that assessment are anticipated to be known between May and June 2017.
Any applications lodged after the nominated closing time of 5:00pm Friday 19 May 2017 will be considered late applications and will be registered separately. The decision to accept late applications will be at the discretion of the Office of Green Industries SA. All applications received by the closing date will be assessed in accordance with the Application Guidelines and the selection criteria listed therein. Results of the final assessment are anticipated to be known between July and August 2017.
For queries please contact:
Project Officer, Trade Waste Initiative: 0437 641 138