Grants and funding

Research and Development grants for recovered glass fines and flexible plastics

Applications for this funding have now closed

The Research & Development Program provides grants of up to $100,000 (1:1 matched funding) for research institutes and industry to undertake collaborative research projects to develop new markets for recovered glass fines and flexible plastics.

The program supports collaborations between research institutes and industry to encourage innovation in this area. Successful recipients will undertake research and development projects that will lead to an increase in the use of recovered glass fines and/or flexible plastics in new or existing products, or provide an opportunity for innovative processing approaches.

Research findings will be published to share opportunities to incorporate recovered glass fines and/or flexible plastics into product and process design, development, specifications and commercialisation activities across broader manufacturing industries.

The program supports the aims of the Draft Victorian Market Development Strategy for Recovered Resources to stimulate markets for the use of recovered resources, increase job creation, develop quality products for end markets, and increase investment in products made from recovered resources.

The grant program involves a competitive, merit-based application process.

Approved research projects must be contracted by mid June 2016 and completed by 30 May 2017. Retrospective research projects have that have already commenced or are completed prior to signing a funding agreement will not be funded. However, a defined component or next stage of a current, longer term research project would be eligible.

For more information on eligibility criteria refer to the Frequently Asked Questions.

Closing date for applications is 3:00 pm, Monday 29 February 2016. Applications are now closed.

Application form and grant documentation

Note: the Word version of the Guidelines and Application form is provided for accessibility. Please use the fillable PDF version to send in your application.

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Research and Development Grants – Guidelines and Application Form

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Research and Development Grants – Guidelines and Application Form Word version

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Terms of Participation

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Terms of Participation Word version

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General Funding Agreement Terms & Conditions

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions Word version

More information

If you have any further questions email grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au or phone 1300 363 744 (between 9 am and 4 pm Monday - Friday).