NSW Circular’s Circular Challenge Funding Scheme: apply now

At the start of September, NSW Circular announced its Circular Challenge Funding Scheme. The Scheme pledges up to $600,000 in funding to support one or more ‘iconic’ circular-economy projects.

To be eligible for funding via the Scheme, a project must show that it can deliver circularity in, and scaling of a ‘critical supply chain’, as identified by the work of NSW Circular. Critical supply chains include organics and e-waste; solar panels; hospital plastics; and textiles.

The application window is now open; it will close at 5pm AEST on Friday 26 November 2021.

Information webinar

NSW Circular held a free Information Webinar to provide more details on the Scheme and to answer any questions. It was recorded and can be viewed here.

Who can apply?

Applications regarding projects addressing any of the critical supply chains listed above are welcome.

Submissions must focus clearly on one of the designated critical areas and must demonstrate ‘strong potential’ to be scaled up across New South Wales.

Proposals should have the potential to leverage State and Federal Government funding schemes and have strong end-user engagement and investment.

NSW universities and research organisations are eligible to apply for funding, in partnership with industry, business and government.

Application details

Full details of the:

  • eligibility criteria;
  • selection criteria;
  • application and funding timeline; and
  • application process

are outlined in the Scheme Guidelines.

NSW Circular is a circular-economy innovation network funded by the NSW Government.