Food and Beverage Implementation Grants

Food and Beverage Implementation Grants offer eligible businesses the opportunity to install, upgrade, or add to trade waste management infrastructure at a reduced cost.


Applicants must:

  • hold an SA Water volume and load based trade waste discharge authorisation or be planning to connect to the SA Water trade waste (sewer) network within 24 months of application, and SA Water have identified the business as a potential volume and load based trade waste customer
  • be a food and/or beverage manufacturing site in South Australia.

To be eligible for grant funding, a project must:

  • be expected to lead to reductions in trade waste volume and/or contaminant load such as those relating to Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD), Suspended Solids (SS), and/or Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)

Detailed eligibility criteria are included in the Application Guidelines:

Trade Waste Application Guidelines Trade Waste Application Guidelines (443 KB)

Funding available

Up to $300,000 (plus GST) in matched (1:1) grant funding is available to successful applicants for trade waste implementation activities, such as design and installation of new, or upgrades and additions to, infrastructure that will reduce trade waste volume and/or load. Successful applicants will be expected to fund a minimum 50% of project 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.

All applications received by the stated date will be assessed as a group by an Inter-Agency Assessment Panel, with grants awarded on a competitive basis and results typically known within 4-5 months of application.

Round four now open Applications must be submitted  by 5pm, Friday 29 March 2019. 

Food & Beverage Implementation Grants Application (2018-19) Food & Beverage Implementation Grants Application (2018-19) (100 KB)

For queries please contact:

Oliver Lovat

Project Officer, Trade Waste Initiative: 0437 641 138