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About the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund

COVID-19 Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund information

Auckland Council has deferred the April 2020 round of Waste Minimisation Innovation Fund (WMIF) grants. The next round of WMIF funding grants later in 2020 will be topped up with an additional $25,000 for small grants, reflecting the total of the deferred April 2020 funding round.

The decision was reached in order to accommodate businesses, community groups, education providers such as schools and kindergartens, and other organisations that are unable to make applications before the April 30 deadline, due to COVID-19 Level 4 Alert restrictions.

Eligibility for the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF)

The WMIF will support projects that:

  • promote or achieve waste minimisation
  • include educational projects that promote waste minimisation activity only
  • result in new waste minimisation activity, either by:
    • implementing new initiatives, or
    • a significant expansion in the scope or coverage of existing activities.
  • last for a funding timeframe of one to three years, after which the project objectives should have been achieved and, where appropriate, the initiative has become self-funding.

What the WMIF covers

The fund will cover:

  • operational or capital expenditure required to undertake a project
  • up to 50 per cent of the cost of the project. You will need to demonstrate adequate sources of additional funding from your own or other resources.

You should know

The fund doesn't cover:
  • projects that focus on waste disposal or on the treatment of wastes for disposal/clean ups.
  • ongoing financial support of existing activities
  • running costs of the existing activities of organisations, individuals or firms.

​Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF) guidelines

For information on the fund's vision and purpose, general funding requirements, what you can apply for and filling out the application form, see:

Funded projects

​More about the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF)

For more details, email:

aucklandwastefund@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

See also how and when you can apply for the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund (WMIF).