Grants up to $10,000 are available for projects which lead to solid waste avoidance or reduction. A total of $40,000 is allocated in this round with a minimum grant size of $2000 – a separate programme is available for smaller grants.

Grants are open from 10 October to 5pm 21 November for grants for repair cafes and other repair activities. Up to $10,000 is available for this funding round, with a minimum application of $1,000. Applicants for projects over $5,000 should contact rethinkwaste@ncc.govt.nz before submitting their application.