The aim of the Fund is to support waste minimisation projects which encourage community participation and education and/or are of benefit to the community of Hamilton and lead to long-term waste minimisation action and behaviour change.

Supporting projects with this aim will help reduce waste to landfill and help achieve the vision, goals and objectives of the Waste Plan.

The Fund is open to community groups, businesses, Iwi/Maaori organisations, educational institutions and other community-based organisations operating within Hamilton or whose aims and outcomes are for the benefit of the Hamilton community.

The Fund has $50,000 to distribute annually with one funding round per year. Applicants can apply for one of two options:

  1. Standard funding – minimum $1000 maximum $5000.
  2. Special projects – minimum $5000 maximum $15,000.

The Fund is contestable and each application will be assessed on its merits on a case-by-case basis by an Application Assessment Panel.

Applying for funding

Applications open from Monday 12 October until Monday 16 November 2020.

Read the criteria here.

More information

Should you require further information or wish to discuss any aspect of your application form prior to sending it to the Council, please contact the Resource Recovery Co-ordinator on 07 838 6718 or send your query to