Auckland Council invites applicants for the $40,000 Love Food Hate Waste fund.
Auckland Council is inviting applications to its first ever Love Food Hate Waste Fund from people with innovative ideas about how to reduce food waste. The fund has $40,000 overall, with maximum funding of $1,000 per application.
About 40 per cent of what the average household puts out in their rubbish each week is food waste, which goes to landfill. What’s more, avoidable food waste costs the average household $563 a year, as a nation we spend an estimated $872 million a year on food that then gets thrown away uneaten.
Waste Solutions General Manager Ian Stupple says no funding application is too small, which makes it ideal for individuals and community groups. “We’re looking forward to seeing a raft of clever ideas on ways to encourage food waste prevention and I would strongly encourage anyone with an interest to apply,” he says.
Examples of events that could receive funding include:
• A community cook-off
• Running a preserves making workshop
• Having a local chef or home cook demonstrate food saving techniques
• Host a movie screening or discussion group
• Running a Love Food Hate Waste stand at a community event
• Love Food Hate Waste projects in schools
• Food waste reduction initiatives in businesses
• Cooking demonstrations at a community garden
More information can be found at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/wmif just follow the link at the bottom of the page to the dedicated Love Food Hate Waste Fund.