Circular Economy Market Development Grants SA

Circular Economy Market Development Grants provide South Australian businesses with funding to assist projects targeting recycled materials and/or recycled-content products.

What you get?

Funding of up to $100,000.

Who is this for?

South Australian councils, not-for-profit organisations, research institutes and businesses.


The program supports projects targeting one or more priority waste materials including plastics, paper and cardboard, glass, scrap metals, textiles, e-waste and tyres.

  • Projects that validate and improve the quality and performance of local recycled materials or recycled-content products such as:
    • product quality testing with accredited testing organisations
    • development of new or amended product technical specifications or product standards
    • the associated certification or accreditation processes linked to the product standards or specifications
    • development of environmental declarations (e.g. EPDs) or labels based on Australian (preferred) / international standards and independent verification
    • laboratory testing and field trials for product mixes and/or performance etc that validate products ensuring that they meet market requirements
    • the associated education, training and awareness raising activities
  • Projects that develop or expand markets with activities such as:
    • communication and promotion that increases awareness and knowledge/understanding of the performance and benefits of the recycled-content products
    • market analysis, market development and implementation plans
    • engagement activities that will connect suppliers with potential markets
    • development of sustainable procurement strategies, policies, targets, specifications, model practices, reporting and systems that increases and improve market demand for the use of recycled materials and/or recycled-content products, including across supply chains
    • market research identifying specific industry and/or market development barriers and opportunities for emerging waste streams

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible you must be either a:

  • local council
  • not-for-profit organisation
  • research institute, or
  • business

that produces, manufactures sells or promotes SA recycled materials and/or recycled content products. 

Additionally, you must:

  • undertake/implement a project with a primary focus in and benefit for SA
  • be solvent and able to enter a legally binding funding agreement with the SA government
  • hold an Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Circular Economy Market Development Grants.

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