Category: Business recycling program
Amounts: Total of $2.5 million in grants; individual grants up to $150,000
Eligible bodies: Business, not-for-profit organisations, councils, industry bodies, product stewardship groups
Contact: 1300 361 967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Status: Opened on 24 January 2018
Managed by: NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
Circulate is a six-year, $5.46 million program designed to fund innovative, commercially oriented industrial ecology projects. Circulate supports projects that will recover materials that would otherwise be sent to landfill, and to instead use them as feedstock for other commercial, industrial or construction processes.Learn more about Circulate.
How to apply
Round 3 opened on 24 January 2018.
This round is ongoing and applications for funding can be submitted until 30 October 2019, unless the total funding allocation is exhausted earlier.
Evaluation by a Technical Review Committee and awarding of grant funding will occur up to four times a year.
Upcoming intake dates:
Intake 4 closes 3 pm Wednesday 30 January 2019.
Closing dates for subsequent intakes will be published at a later date.
In May 2018, revisions were made to the Circulate program to address changes in the recycling industry. These revisions came into effect after the intake closed on 18 July 2018.
The EPA held an information session and webinar on 05 July 2018 for potential applicants, including local government, business, industry and not-for-profit organisations on three Waste Less, Recycle More grants programs.
The session introduced the Product Improvement Program and the revisions to the Civil Construction Market and Circulate Programs.
The session also provides an update on the EPA’s response to China’s National Sword Policy.