Schools Waste Program

For schools participating in the 'Let's get it sorted' program in conjunction with Bournda Environmental Education Centre.

  • Year 1 – August 2019 - CLOSED
  • Year 2 – August 2020 - CLOSED
  • Year 3 – August 2021 - CLOSED

The ‘Let’s get it sorted’ program is available to all schools within the Bega Valley Shire region to implement waste related activities and/or education projects.

This program will be offered over a three year period in conjunction with Bournda Environmental Education Centre for projects with one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Encourage and foster sustainable waste management behaviour amongst the school community
  • Promote the reduce, reuse and recycle message
  • Increase community awareness of BVSC’s waste facilities and their role
  • Supports waste strategies undertaken by Council
  • Supports innovative waste management projects

The following schools are participating in the program:

Key dates

  • Applications open: July

Who can I speak to:

Jayde Rankin

Grants Administration Officer
Bega Valley Shire Council
Phone: (02) 6499 2222


Funds available:

  • $10,000



Bega Valley Shire Council recognizes the importance and significance of supporting volunteers, non-profit organisations, community groups and education providers in delivering programs and projects that have clear community benefit and align with Councils waste minimisation strategies.

Overall grant program objectives

The Program aims to encourage and assist community involvement in the management of waste minimisation and education for the benefit of the whole region.

Grant specific criteria/information

  • The grants program is competitive.
  • Projects that support and demonstrate in detail, a combination of waste minimisation and waste education will rate more highly during the application review process.
  • Applicants are expected to contribute to the project through in-kind use of labour or materials.
  • Successful project will need to be available for a possible field trip by interested residents or the subject of a case study to highlight any educational aspects.
  • Schools requesting support to implement FOGO will be supported for up to 2 years and will need to take on ongoing costs of the service post the grant period.

Applying for funding

To apply for funding for a project:



Grant programe timeline

The 'Let's get it sorted program commenced in August 2019 and is now closed.


Express your interest

If you are interested in receiving information about this grant or other upcoming community grants register your expression of interest and be notified when a grant becomes available.

Register your details

Other available Community Waste grants

The Bega Valley Shire Council has allocated $55,000 per annum for the Community Waste Assistance Grants program to support Schools and Community deliver waste related projects that support the themes of the Bega Valley Shire Council’s Waste Management and Resource Recovery Strategy 2018-2028:

  • Theme 1. Avoid and reduce waste generation
  • Theme 2. Increase recycling
  • Theme 3. Divert more waste from landfill
  • Theme 4. Manage problem wastes better
  • Theme 5. Reduce litter
  • Theme 6. Reduce illegal dumping 

Other community assistant grants that are also available:

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