The Circular Economy Research and Development Fund enables research institutes to partner with industry to research and develop new uses for recycled priority materials.
Prior to 1 July 2022, this fund was named the Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund: Materials.
The fund aims to accelerate markets, confidence and demand for recycled products in Victoria.
Grants focus on projects that:
These grants are part of the Recycling Victoria policy funding.
See the Guidelines.
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To apply, you must:
To apply, you must investigate at least one of the following recycled priority materials:
Projects must deliver one or more of the following:
Projects must meet the following requirements:
$1: $1 co-contribution is required.
Between $75,000 and $300,000 is available.
The lead industry partner must provide a minimum of 20% co-contribution. The remaining co-contribution can be split between the lead applicant and industry partners.
Applications open: 22 February 2021
Applications close: 3:00 pm, 19 April 2021
Notification of outcome: July 2021
Funded project completion: Within 2 years of signing the funding agreement.
Recycling Victoria is a 10-year action plan to transform how our economy uses materials.
The policy will overhaul the waste and recycling sector, creating 3,900 jobs and reducing waste going to landfill.
It will provide industry access to:
This will create value for Victorians through:
To support this transformation there needs to be strong markets for the materials collected and recovered. To drive this we are leading the delivery of the Markets Acceleration Program (MAP). To increase demand for recycled material across the economy we will support the development of innovative products and processes that will transform sectors such as manufacturing and construction in Victoria.
This fund focuses on the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) export ban materials:
The Markets Acceleration Program contributes to achieving the goals set out in the Recycling Victoria policy by investing in research, industry capability uplift and market development activities. The program aims to increase Victoria’s capacity to produce and supply recycled materials for re-use domestically, whilst simultaneously working to improve end user confidence in recycled products.
We have supported research and development of new products made from recycled materials through our Research, Development and Demonstration program.
The program has supported businesses and governments to partner with research institutes to develop and create products and processes; increasing market confidence and the demand for recycled materials and products.
Read more about projects funded by Research, Development and Demonstration grants
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