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Waste Jam

Dunedin City Council allocates up to $40,000 per year for innovation and development in minimising waste. Collaborative projects are encouraged and it's clear this fund has the potential to create significant change in our city, but unfortunately it receives very few applications. We hope to change that.

By bringing a selection of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences, ages and industries for 48-hours, we will rapidly explore ideas, projects, initiatives, and events that encourage, promote, or administer waste minimisation activities.

Participants will create small, self-selected teams around the issues they would like to explore, collaborating with like-minded individuals outside of their daily networks. These teams will brainstorm, create business plans and finally, build an application to the fund to get their idea off the ground.

Projects submitted to this contestable fund may take the form of:
- Infrastructure
- Services
- New products
- Research and development
- Education
- Promotional activities

The weekend will have no cost to you and is fully catered but we do require a short application process as numbers are strictly limited.


Let’s spend one weekend changing something that really matters.