RMF Regional and Remote Communities

RMF Regional and Remote Communities

Funding is available through the Australian Government’s $190 million Recycling Modernisation Fund to improve recycling outcomes and address critical gaps in Australia’s recycling infrastructure.  The South Australian Government has agreed to deliver the Recycling Modernisation Fund through a competitive grants funding program administered by Green Industries SA.

How much money is available?

Recycling Modernisation Fund Grants offered through this program represent a combined contribution from both the South Australian and Commonwealth governments. Applications for funding from $20,000 to a maximum of $500,000 will be available, for large scale projects involving significant capital expenditure and of state significance.

Applicants are required to provide a minimum cash contribution of 50% of the requested grant amount, being 1/3 of the project cost (1:1:1 funding).

Who can apply?

Projects that provide local solutions to local problems, seek to increase local employment, provide economic benefit, and solve transport logistic complexities will be highly regarded. Applicants are invited to submit proposals for economically viable projects that best address regional pressures. Projects that support connections between local organisations in remote and regional areas and major companies in urban areas of Australia are encouraged to close-the-loop between waste generation, sorting, processing, remanufacturing, and input back into the economy. Applicants may wish to communicate with their local Regional Development Associations when developing proposals.

Small organisations, such as small and medium businesses, not-for-profits, Local Government, community groups, regional research institutions and Traditional Custodians are encouraged to apply. 

What will we fund?

The program focusses on investments that position Australia to meet its future waste challenges and aims to deliver on key priorities at a national level.

Grants are intended to:

  • support the development of new or upgrading of existing infrastructure and/or equipment to enable remanufacturing/value adding of eligible material streams for local use (preferred); or
  • allow for improved sorting and/or processing to enhance recoverable material quality through reduced contamination levels for local use or entry into local and export markets, noting the requirement to meet export ban specifications and/or criteria arising from the COAG bans. 

What WON’T we fund?

Please refer to the guidelines below for details on eligible and ineligible activities.

When does it close?


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