Supports businesses to implement circular economy business opportunities and approaches.
Prior to 1 July 2022, this fund was named the Recycling Victoria Business Support Fund.
The Fund will primarily target waste prevention and reuse/remanufacture. Innovative recycling approaches will also be supported, where they develop new recycling markets in Victoria.
There are 2 grant types:
Stream 1: Identification grants – For individual applicants or collaborative partnerships to investigate how to adapt and apply circular economy business opportunities and approaches
Stream 2: Implementation grants – For individual applicants or collaborative partnerships to implement solutions across one or multiple businesses. These grants will support the business to implement evidence-based circular economy business opportunities and approaches in Victoria.
Stream 1 applicants may apply for Stream 2 as well, in the first round or subsequent round (s).
This page is about Stream 2: Implementation grants.
View the program guidelines.
For our responses to questions not addressed on this page or in the guidelines, view the Information bulletin.
$1:$1 (minimum). Co-contribution can be made as cash or in-kind. Up to 10% of the applicant’s co-contribution can be in-kind.
An application can be made by one organisation or a group of organisations.
For a group application (known as ‘collaborative partnership’), the main organisation responsible for delivering the project is the lead applicant, and the others are the project partners.
Applying as an individual
To be an individual applicant, you must be from one of the following:
Applying as a collaborative partnership
To be a lead applicant, you must be from one of the following:
To be a project partner, you must be from one of the following:
You must also:
The project should focus on at least one of these areas:
The project must also achieve at least one of these targets:
The project should meet these objectives:
Grant amount per project for individual applicants: $100,000 to $500,000
Grant amount per project for collaborative partnerships: $100,000 to $1,000,000
Co-contribution is required.
Recycling Victoria (PDF, 1.7MB) is a ten-year policy and action plan to transform how our economy uses materials. The policy will assist business to generate less waste through:
This will create value for Victorians through increased access to:
The Recycling Victoria policy defines circular economy as:
“A circular economy continually seeks to reduce the environmental impacts of production and consumption, while enabling economic growth through more productive use of natural resources.
It allows us to avoid waste with good design and effective recovery of materials that can be reused.
It promotes more efficient business models that encourage intense and efficient product use, such as sharing products between multiple users, or supplying a product as a service that includes maintenance, repair and disposal.
The value people obtain from the resources used to create goods and services increases.
It transforms our linear economy mindset—take, use and throw away—and fosters innovation and productivity that invigorates existing businesses and creates new ones, delivering more jobs and more growth for local, regional, state and global economies.”
Grants Support RepresentativeSustainability Victoria