The Environmental Protection Agency have launched the 2022 round of funding for their Green Enterprise ‘Innovation for a Circular Economy’ programme.
The EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy is an annual funding call to support innovators in Ireland to develop, demonstrate and implement circular economy approaches in their business models. It is managed through the EPA’s National Circular Economy Programme and is co-funded by EPA Research.
The 2022 call is now open with a fund worth €650k (view call documentation below). Applications for funding in the range of €50k-€100k are invited, to support Irish businesses develop circular solutions in product and service design, production, distribution and use of resources (including resources and raw materials). The fund is aimed at innovative projects targeting the area of Packaging, Plastics, Textiles, Construction & buildings, Food, water & nutrients; Electronics & ICT and Batteries & vehicles. Circular business models contribute to a climate-neutral, resource-efficient economy, but also offer competitive opportunities, and appeal to customers and consumers looking for sustainable options.
All organisations applying for funding must provide written declarations that they have not been in receipt of more than €200,000 in state aid in the last three years, including funding applied for as part of this programme.
The maximum amount of funding available is €100,000 per grant award. Grant aid is provided on a shared cost contribution basis, from 25%-95% of the total eligible project costs incurred.
Learn more about the funding and apply on the EPA website.