Grants Available To Create Love Food Communities

Grants of up to $250,000 are available under a new program designed at tackling food waste in local communities.

The Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the Love Food Communities initiative offers funding for schools, sporting clubs and businesses to implement programs that reduce waste.

“Every year almost a million tonnes of food waste ends up in landfill in NSW,” said Mr Barilaro.

“This grant program is an opportunity for communities to put up their hands to address food waste wherever it might be happening.

“Wasting food wastes money for individuals, families and businesses and also wastes the considerable energy, water and other resources used to produce food.

“The grants are designed to tackle food waste in every part of the community, including households, business, schools, sporting clubs and other organisations.”

The Love Food Communities grants, form part of the Love Food Hate Waste program under the NSW Environment Protection Authority’s (EPA) Waste Less, Recycle More initiative.

The EPA’s Love Food Hate Waste program aims to support households and businesses across the state to avoid wasting food. Already $1.6 million has been provided to support 53 projects to tackle food waste under Love Food Hate Waste.

The grants are open to councils and groups of councils who will partner with local organisations within their community to create Love Food Communities.

Applications are now open to councils or groups of councils who want to develop comprehensive programs that tackle the issue of food waste. Expressions of interest close on 19 November 2018.

For more information and tips to avoid food waste visit the Love Food Hate Waste website;

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