Bring your green idea to life - apply for a resource recovery grant

Published on 27 February 2023

Images shows hands holding a tiny plant with some soil

Applications to Council’s annual Resource Recovery Fund are now open until Friday 31 March. A total of $40,000 is available to local community groups and small businesses to turn their green ideas into reality.

Acting Chief Infrastructure Officer, Bryce Hosking, says the fund supports projects that promote reducing, reusing and recycling items.

“This fund is all about empowering our community to take action and help us reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill.”

Local community groups and small businesses running education programmes, community events, trials and pilot programmes, and research and development projects are all eligible to apply for funding grants of between $2,500 and $15,000. All applications must be for new and existing projects in Palmerston North and must align with actions in the Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

“Palmerston North is committed to becoming an eco-city and we’re working towards increasing the amount of waste diverted from landfill from 38% to 48% by 2025. This Resource Recovery Fund plays a crucial role in achieving this target.”

With $40,000 available, the Resource Recovery Fund provides a fantastic opportunity for the community to be a part of Palmerston North’s journey towards a more sustainable future.

Last year’s successful applicants were the Environment Network Manawatū, Arohanui Hospice Service Trust, Pascal St Charitable Trust and Palmerston North Methodist Social Services Trust. These applicants worked on some incredible initiatives including bringing a Repair Café to Palmerston North, trialling composting systems and upcycling and repairing donated items for resale.

For more information or to apply

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