The NSW Government has opened the Waste and Sustainable Materials Strategy 2041 (WASM) Litter Prevention Grants Program for councils, community groups and other key stakeholders to deliver litter prevention projects and develop strategic plans to address litter in their local environments. Up to $10 million is available from 2022 to 2027.

Funding is provided under 3 streams:

  • Stream 1: Small-scale, on-ground projects, including a dedicate cigarette butt litter program (EOI closes 1 March 2023)
  • Stream 2: Strategic development and capacity building (EOI closes 29 September 2023)
  • Stream 3: Own It and Act strategic implementation (EOI closes 8 March 2024)

These guidelines will help guide your application for funding: