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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti
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Waste Minimisation Small Grants Contestable Fund

The Small Projects fund has $10,000 per year for contestable funding applications up to $500 each and you can apply any time during the year.
(Please note applications will not be considered between during January.)

Important Information About Applying For A Grant

  • Please read the Application Guide before starting this form and if you have any questions give us a call on 03 477 4000
  • Please attach ALL supporting documents to this form.
  • Remember, we cannot accept incomplete applications.

Next steps

The W&ES team and Grants Sub-Committee Chair aim to make a decision about the application within 20 working days of receipt. The decision is final. Applicants will be advised of the outcome via email and letter.

In the event that a conflict of interest is determined, the team member(s) will be excluded from the decision making.

Page 1 of 3 - Your details

About this online form: You can start this application form now and finish it later and you can do this as many times as you need to.

To start to this form, tell us your email address. When you use the 'Save Progress and Exit' button, we will save your application and send you an email to this email address. Please do not use any formatting in the field - enter only the email address

There will be a link and password in the email we send you. Please use the link to go back to the form and finish it. Retain this email so you return to the form and save it as you go. When you return to the form please check that any files you have attached are still listed. If they haven't, please re-attach them.

Using the Save Progress and Exit option does not submit an application for consideration - you must use the SUBMIT button for the application to be submitted for consideration.

When you have finished and use the SUBMIT button we will send you an email to confirm we have received the application. A copy of your application will be included in the email, it is important to keep this email for your records. If you do not receive an email from us or have any problems sending us your application, please contact us.

Also ensure you allow pop-ups for this browser while completing this form as error messages for some question fields appear as pop-ups.

Please note: you attach the supporting documents necessary for this application on the Page 3 tab of this form. Each file must NOT be larger than 3MB in size. Please attach these files before you submit the form. We recommend that you upload/attach the files at the end of the application, just before submitting the form if you are using the 'Save Progress and Exit' option.

(please enter a valid email address - name@domain (eg, etc)

Page 2 of 3 - Project details

Describe the overall idea, what waste minimisation outcome is to be achieved and why the funding is needed. (max 300 words)

how it aligns with the DCC WMMP 2013 Vision and Goals (max 300 words).

Is your project a one-off or ongoing? *(required)

(OR the date of your event/project?)

If your application is from a school do you have a Dunedin City Council Enviroschools facilitator?

What parts of the waste stream does your project intend to address? *(required)

(please provide details)

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Page 3 of 3 - Financials and declaration

List all the income and costs for your project.

Please download this worksheet and enter the Project Costs and Income into the worksheet. Transfer the Total Project Costs (A) and Total Project Income (B) figures into the fields below.

Waste Minimisation Small Grants Project Costs and Income Worksheet (Excel, 11.5kb, new window)

Save and name the worksheet with your organisation's name. Upload the completed worksheet below.

Please attach these documents to your application:Your attachments must NOT be larger than 2MB in size for each file.
We recommend that you upload/attach the files at the end of the application, just before submitting the form if you are using the 'Save Progress and Exit' option.

Declaration *(required)
  • I am authorised to sign on behalf of the group/organisation/school making this application.
  • I declare that all details in this application form are true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • I accept that successful applicants will be asked to report back to the Waste Minimisation Officer within one month of the project ending by completing the accountability report.
  • I accept that the information provided in this application may be used in an official Council report available to the public.

Successful funding shall be payable only on receipt of an approved invoice for agreed goods and services. These must be received by DCC within two months of the grant being awarded.

You will receive a Thank-you page in this browser window and a confirmation email upon successful submission of this online form.
If the form does not submit successfully, there will be an error message listed at the top of the form

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Privacy Statement

We collect information from you, including your name, contact information, and the details of your organisation and the project that you are seeking a grant for. We collect your information in order to determine your eligibility for funding. If you do not provide this information, we won’t be able to provide you with a decision on your application or you may be asked to pay back the grant.

We store your information in a secure, centralised location and only use it for the purposes outlined in this application form. Please note that we publish and share all the details of applications, decisions and information you provide to us about the use of the grant. We don’t publish your phone number and email address.

You have the right to ask for a copy of any personal information we hold about you, and to ask for it to be corrected if you think it is wrong. If you’d like to ask for a copy of your information, or to have it corrected, please contact us at, or write to 03 477 4000, or PO Box 5045, Moray Place, Dunedin 9058, New Zealand.

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