This Fund supports businesses and research organisations to develop and research innovative ways to improve processes, performance or systems to recycle organics.
Prior to 1 July 2022, this fund was named the Recycling Victoria Research and Development Fund: Organics.
Supporting businesses and research organisations to develop and research innovative ways to improve processes, performance or systems for recycled organics.
Read the program guidelines.
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To be eligible, you must be a collaborative partnership of a research organisation and an organisation that produces or uses recycled organics commercially.
One of the project partners must be the Lead Applicant, who applies and is responsible for managing the project. The Lead Applicant must be located in Victoria.
Examples of research organisations:
Examples of eligible non-research organisations:
We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations.
Projects must improve process, performance or systems for existing recycled organics products.
Applicants must co-contribute at least $1 for every $1 funded.
Co-contributions can be either financial (cash) or in-kind. Up to 100% of the co-contribution can be in-kind.
Project partners must contribute at least 20% to the co-contribution.
Grants of up to $300,000 per project are available.
Dates may change.
Update: We've received more applications than expected. Due to the overwhelming response, the date for notification of outcome has changed from 1 October to mid-November 2021. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.
Applications open: 1 June 2021
Applications close: 11:59 pm, 16 July 2021
Information session: 10:00 am, 10 June 2021
Notification of outcome: mid-November 2021
Funding agreements established: 8 January 2022
Projects commenced by: 31 January 2022
Project completed: 2 years from commencement date
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In the subject line, use the grant name 'Recycling Victoria Research and Development – Organics'.