Councils are being invited to apply for the GISA (Green Industries South Australia) Recycling Infrastructure and Circular Economy Market Development grants.
These grants are designed for businesses and local governments that recover, handle and process recyclable materials with the opportunity to invest in equipment, technology and processes to respond to the prevailing market conditions.
Recycling Infrastructure Grants
Applications are being invited for Recycling Infrastructure Grants ranging from $25,000 to a maximum of $200,000 (excluding GST).
Up to $500,000 will be available for large scale projects involving significant capital expenditure and of state significance.
Applications are also invited for projects which benefit the local economy and/or three or more council areas. Councils seeking more than $250,000 need to demonstrate a financial commitment by at least three councils, as evidenced through a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
Eligible projects include installation of equipment, establishment and/or upgrades of waste transfer facilities to improve resource recovery and balers and other compacting equipment for the processing of recyclables to improve transport and/or operational efficiency.
Circular Economy Market Development Grants
GISA has up to $100,000 available per applicant. For councils, the program will contribute a minimum of 50 per cent and up to 100 per cent of eligible project costs if sufficient justification is provided.
Eligible projects include initiatives which identify, design, apply or scale-up innovative circular economy business models and practices; validate and improve the quality and performance of local recycled materials or recycled-content products and/or develop or expand markets for recycled materials or recycled-content products.
Applications for both grants must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday, 13 May 2022.