Key dates and how to apply to the Waste Minimisation Fund

This page provides key dates for the current funding round of the Waste Minimisation Fund and how to apply for funding. 

Key dates - May 2017 funding round



I May 2017

Funding round opened for applications.

12 May 2017

Funding round closed at 12 noon.

August 2017

Anticipated timeframe for decisions for funding round.

September 2017

Anticipated timeframe for notification of successful and unsuccessful applicants. Successful applicants begin Stage II Project Planning*.

March 2018

Anticipated start date for successful applicants. 

*Note: Projects cannot officially start until after Stage II Project Planning is completed and this can take 3 to 6 months. Please contact the Waste Minimisation Fund team if you require further information. 

Guidance for applicants

For information about the fund including the eligibility and assessment criteria see the About the Waste Minimisation Fund web page.

If you are considering applying for funding from the Waste Minimisation Fund, we strongly encourage you to contact the Ministry to discuss your proposal (email:

You will also need to read the Guide for Applicants. It will help you answer questions in the Waste Minimisation Fund application form.

Application form

Application form for May 2017 funding round: Waste Minimisation Fund 2017 application form [DOCX, 1.3 MB]. Please note this funding round is now closed.

Deed of funding template

Successful applicants enter into a deed of funding with the Ministry which sets out our standard terms and conditions for funding.

Updates on the fund

To receive the latest updates on the Waste Minimisation Fund email with 'WMF registration of interest' in the subject line.

Contact us

Phone: 0800 499 700