Food Waste Fund

Food Waste Fund

National Environment Agency (NEA) has recently launched a 100% funding on food waste recycling solutions and is applicable to both purchase/leasing up to $100,000/- per applicant.

Besides funding the equipment, it also funds consumables and infrastructural costs.  The total fund size is only $1.76 million and application date starts from May 18 to Feb 28, 2021.


Qualifying costs are calculated based on purchase/leasing* cost quoted by supplier, including but not limited to:
• Food waste treatment system and accompanying auxiliary equipment (e.g. bins, bin lifters, weighing mechanisms)
• Consumables for 1 year (e.g. microbes)
• Infrastructural costs (e.g. modification of processing lines for food waste collection)
• Collection, logistics, transportation, processing and recycling costs

Disbursement of grants will be made progressively in 2 stages:

Disbursement amount Proposed schedule
1st disbursement  50% of the approved grant amount After installation and commissioning of equipment, operation
2nd disbursement Remaining 50% of approved grant amount Within 6 months* of successful operation

*From the project commencement date



Retrieved from Nea.gov.sg. (2020). Food Waste Fund. [online] Available at: https://www.nea.gov.sg/our-services/waste-management/3r-programmes-and-resources/food-waste-management/food-waste-fund [Accessed 20 May. 2020].

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