Circular Economy Grants Now On Offer

Posted on 18 Mar 2021

The Community Foundation for Ireland is now accepting applications for the Circular Economy Grants round.

The objective of the 2021 Circular Economy/Sustainability Strand is to support organisations working within this space to deliver projects/activities that will combat excess consumption and reduce waste in communities across Ireland by either:

  • Increasing awareness/understanding of the concept of ‘circular economy’ and key issues relating to sustainability.
  • Adapting projects/activities that will allow organisations to maintain or increase their impact within the area of circular economy/sustainability.

Grants are available under two Strands:

Strand 1: Building Awareness

Grants of up to €3,000 to support organisations to design and implement innovative online campaigns which aim to increase awareness of the concept of ‘circular economy’ and its impact on everyday life. Campaigns can be local or national and collaborative projects are welcome and encouraged. Such projects will be given priority during assessment. For a project to be considered as collaborative it must be a coming together of two or more organisations that will lead to an increased or ‘outsized’ social impact.
Applicants will be required to clearly identify a) the planned outcome for the campaign; and b) target audience/cohort for their campaign (w/ metrics to monitor performance).

Strand 2: Sustaining Sustainability

Grants of up to €10,000 to support organisations working within the ‘circular economy/sustainability’ space to continue/adapt existing work, or develop new initiatives, ensuring that Ireland’s commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals continues despite challenges posed by Covid-19.

This call is open for projects addressing circular economy. When applying to Circular Economy Strand 2, priority will be given for initiatives focussed on the following identified priorities:

  • Food Waste
  • Plastics
  • Resources and Raw Materials
  • Local Waste Prevention.

The Fund is open from 9am, 9 March 2021 and will close at 4 pm, 29 March 2021.

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