EPA’s Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy 2020

Environmental Protection Agency
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Friday, August 14, 2020

Detailed Description

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a call for proposals on 2020 Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy.

The National Waste Prevention Programme (NWPP) is a Government of Ireland initiative led by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment (DCCAE).

Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy is an initiative under the Innovation and Demonstration Pillar and is an annual funding programme. This innovation fund is specific to the policy area of the circular economy and aims to develop innovative practical applications and solutions (in new/altered products, processes, services or solutions) that prevent waste and stimulate the circular economy in priority thematic areas.

The EPA-led Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy funding programme will provide grant-aid to demonstration type projects.

The EPA are inviting proposals in the following thematic areas:

  • Plastics;
  • Construction & demolition;
  • Food;
  • Resources and raw materials (electrical & electronic equipment, textiles, furniture).

Funding Information

The maximum amount of funding available is €100,000 per grant award. Grant aid is provided on a shared cost contribution basis, from 25% up to 95% of the total eligible project costs incurred.

Target audience

EPA is looking for innovative projects that will have a direct impact on operating environments and policy.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The size of the participant company/organisation has a bearing on the grant aid percentages. Public Benefit Entities (PBEs) can receive up to 95% in grant aid, Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) can receive up to 75% in grant aid whereas non-SMEs can only receive up to 50% in grant aid.2 The participant company/organisation must be located in the Republic of Ireland. The Agency’s opinion as to the status of an applicant is final and no correspondence will be entered into following the organisation approval deadline regarding this issue.
  • In general funding is provided to reimburse participants for the cost of carrying out the project, subject to the funding limits outlined. The level of funding will vary between 25% and 95% depending on the nature of the company/organisation undertaking the project and the category of expenditure. Applicants must state the nature of their company/organisation and the level of grant aid sought in the budget details section of their application.

Source: https://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/epafunding/greenenterprise/

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