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About the Waste Minimisation and Innovation Fund

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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.

Our tip

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:

Frequency of fund rounds

There are two grant rounds each year:

  • April has a total allocated budget of $25,000 and has one category:
    • small - up to $5000
  • September has a total allocated budget of $475,000 and has three categories:
    • small: up to $5000
    • medium: $5001-$25,000
    • large: up to $50,000.

Funded projects

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

For more details, email:

aucklandwastefund@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz