Sub-Grant Circular Economy Competition

Supporting Circular Economy Opportunities for Employment and Social Inclusion

Relevent Country: Jordan

The Supporting Circular Economy Opportunities for Employment and Social Inclusion (SIRCLES) project is launching a call for sub-grants with the objective of supporting new or existing companies in Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon following a circular economy business model in the field of biowaste management.

All proposed projects must therefore contribute to increase green employment opportunities, especially for vulnerable social groups/groups at risk of social exclusion (ie, NEET and women) and consequently create green jobs by involving the most vulnerable sectors of the population and supporting environmental sustainability.

Funding Information

  • The sub-grants will take the form of a reimbursement of costs and will be delivered in 3 installments (50% pre-financing /30% intermediate payment /20% balance payment).
  • Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between EUR 10,000.00 and EUR 35,000.00. Selected applicants (subgrantees) will be required a 5% (for new business) or 10% (for existing business) cash contribution of the project budget specifically and directly related to the implementation of the project.

Eligible Expenses

To be eligible under this call for proposals, costs must meet the following criteria: 

  • be incurred by the beneficiary during the duration of the project and paid before the submission of the final report
  • be indicated in the estimated overall budget included in the proposal and signed in the agreement
  • be necessary for the implementation of the action
  • be identifiable beneficiary according to the usual cost and verifiable, in particular being recorded in the accounting records of the accounting practices
  • comply with the requirements of applicable tax and social legislation. Duties, taxes and charges, including VAT are not eligible in CBC partner countries. VAT is eligible in EU Member States when it is non-recoverable
  • be reasonable, justified, and comply with the principle of sound financial management, in particular regarding economy and efficiency
  • they are supported by adequate proving documents.
  • Costs incurred for the implementation of the project shall fall under the following categories and meet the following conditions to be considered eligible :
  • Human resources (including applicant team members) directly related to the proposed entrepreneurial project – maximum 50% of the total project budget.
  • Business & Technical support services directly related to the proposed entrepreneurial project.
  • Investments (ie, equipment, vehicles, supplies & machinery) directly related to the proposed entrepreneurial project .
  • Visibility costs (ie, brand design, promotional materials, marketing) directly related to the proposed entrepreneurial project – maximum 20% of the total project budget.
  • Rent of office, land, workplace or warehouse directly related to the proposed entrepreneurial project – maximum 50% of the total project budget.

Eligibility Criteria

  • In order to be eligible to receive a sub-grant, the applicant must be a legally constituted micro, small and medium enterprise, a registered home-based business (local community) or an individual (legal person) involved in the biowaste sector.
  • The competition only accepts applicants from Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine and Lebanon.

Source: https://www.enicbcmed.eu/sircles-launches-sub-grant-circular-economy-competition