Have an idea or project that can help reduce waste in our district and help us move towards a Zero Waste circular economy?
New Plymouth District Council’s Waste Levy fund is open for applications twice a year for any local organisation, individual or group to implement waste reduction initiatives. Funds are sourced from the national levy on waste disposed to landfill and overseen by the Ministry for the Environment.
Applications must consider the types and amount of waste being diverted, the demographics the project will reach and whether an existing organisation is delivering a similar service.
Eligibility criteria for NPDC’s Waste Levy Fund can be found below.
Applications are currently closed.
The next round will open in February. Please check back when the next round is open for the application form.
The Waste Levy Fund will now be coordinated through an online funding platform. Please check at later date for further details.
Note: There are two proposed funding rounds each year. Round 1 is announced July/August and round 2 is announced January/February depending what is available under the Contestable Waste Levy Fund.
The purpose of the NPDC Waste Levy Fund is to boost the district’s performance in waste minimisation.
Your project should benefit New Plymouth District and lead to measurable reductions in waste to landfill, or other waste improvements.
What will we fund?
Only waste minimisation projects are eligible for funding. Projects must promote or achieve waste reduction through initiatives that avoid, reuse, recycle or recover waste, or make use of resources diverted from landfill.
Funded projects include but are not limited to:
Applicants can be individuals, businesses or groups, but must be based in the New Plymouth District.
Funded projects must be:
New or expanded activities
Funding can be for operational or capital expenditure necessary to deliver a successful project.
Applications from individuals should be for a maximum of $15,000.
Applicants must secure funding from other sources (co-funding), as we will not cover the entire cost of the project. Note that in-kind funding is not considered co-funding.
Please note that further evidence to support your applications may be requested throughout the Waste Levy funding process.
The level of reporting required will depend on the amount of funding NPDC approves. For projects/activities greater than $3,000 reporting will be required at key milestones, as well as a final outcomes report. For projects seeking less than $3,000 a final one-off report will be required.
To support organisations and individuals to undertake waste minimisation initiatives.
Projects must align with as many of the requirements on the eligibility checklist as possible:
Projects will be assessed for their strategic value in achieving and promoting waste minimisation in an ongoing way.
Strategic value means the likely ability of projects to act as ‘catalysts that enhance and extend the uptake of waste minimisation’.
What benefits will your project achieve? The assessment of the effectiveness of the projects will include the extent projects can demonstrate:
Do you or your organisation have the ability to deliver a successful project?
Clearly outline in your proposal your organisation’s ability to successfully deliver the project’s stated benefits. We recommend your application shows the following points:
A comprehensive budget is provided that:
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