Sustainability Victoria has recently released round two of the Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund. These grants seek to support circular projects that prevent waste in the make or use phase of a resource's lifecycle.
This means it focuses on upstream innovations in design, production, distribution and consumption instead of downstream interventions like recycling.
Applications are due on Monday 15 November.
The projects must:
- Be delivered by a collaborative partnership
- Be innovative (have never been done in Victoria before)
- Explore, test or demonstrate solutions that prevent waste in the make phase or the use phase of a resource lifecycle.
The fund will award grants across 2 streams:
Grants between $75,000 and $150,000 per project
Textiles innovation focuses on circular solutions that prevent textile waste.
Grants between $150,000 and $250,000 per project
Collaborative innovation focuses on circular solutions that prevent waste from multiple organisations in a specific supply chain, sector or region.
An information session around the fund was held recently - watch it here
To apply for the Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund click here