Litter Prevention Grants Available

Minister for Environment and Climate Change, Lisa Neville has today announced a third round of Litter Hotspots funding to address localised litter issues impacting the Port Phillip Bay and the waterways, canals, drains and rivers that feed into it.

This third round of funding will support local government, businesses and community partnerships to implement a range of litter prevention and clean-up projects to stop litter from entering storm water drains and impacting the Port Phillip Bay catchment.

The Litter Hotspots program encourages community action to tackle litter in local areas, preventing it from polluting our waterways, and helping make a cleaner, safer and more appealing environment for us all.

The Andrews Labor Government invites organisations to apply for grants between $5,000 to $15,000 from our total Litter Hotspots Round Three funding pool of approximately $100,000.

Organisations who would like to be involved in Litter Hotspots are invited to apply via Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group. Applications close 31 August 2015.

For more information on funding criteria and how to apply visit: www.mwrrg.vic.gov.au/component/content/article/10-pages/local-government/308-litter-hotspots-project-round-three

Quotes attributable to Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Lisa Neville

“Litter Hotspots is one of several programs in place as part of the Victorian Government’s $7 million commitment to protect the unique natural assets of the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.”

“The Litter Hotspots program encourages community action to tackle litter in local areas, preventing it from polluting our waterways, and helping make a cleaner, safer and more appealing environment for us all.”

“We organisations to apply for grants between $5,000 to $15,000 from our total Litter Hotspots Round Three funding pool of $105,000.”