Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund – Round 2

The Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund provides funding for businesses to adopt circular economy opportunities that design out waste to improve environmental and economic outcomes for Victoria.

The grant is no longer available

What you get?

Funding of between $75,000 to $250,000.

Who is this for?

Businesses, industry groups and associations, charities and research institutions.


There are 2 streams of funding:

Stream 1: Textiles Innovation (funding of between $75,000 and $150,000)

  • For collaborative partnerships that identify opportunities and apply innovative circular economy business models that focus on preventing textile waste.

Stream 2: Collaborative Innovation (funding of between $150,000 and $250,000)

  • For collaborative partnerships that focus on preventing waste from multiple organisations in a specific supply chain, sector or region.

What are the eligibility criteria?

Applications must include at least 2 organisations. In such a group application, the main organisation responsible for delivering the project is the lead applicant, and the other organisation/s are the project partners. 

The lead applicant must:

  • be either an individual business, research institution, social enterprise, industry group or charity
  • have a current Australian business number (ABN)
  • have been operating for a minimum of 2 years.

The project partner can be from either one of the above categories or one of the following:

  • other not-for-profit organisations 
  • government 
  • local government.

The project must:

  • be focused within Victoria
  • ensure the project activities largely take place (i.e. more than 50%) in Victoria
  • meet or exceed the minimum co-contribution requirement for funding ($1:$1)
  • be completed by October 2023.

How do you apply?

Find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Recycling Victoria Innovation Fund.