Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) 2022 Accepting Applications

Posted on 8 Nov 2022

This €650,000 grant scheme supports innovation and circular economy projects by social enterprises, voluntary and community organisations, and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Up to €100,000 is available for individual projects that demonstrate exceptional impact.

The Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) is a Government of Ireland initiative led by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications (DECC).

The purpose of this grants scheme is to provide support to projects which work in the Circular Economy space, with the aim of advancing the Circular Economy in Ireland and raising awareness of the need to transition to a Circular Economy. By funding circular economy projects and enterprises, the CEIGS directly supports the growth of the circular economy in Ireland and provides high-profile examples of best practice.

Typical funding for CEIGS projects under the 2022 call is anticipated to be in the range of €10,000 to €50,000.

The 2022 call for applications closes at 5pm on 16 December 2022 .

For queries regarding the CEIGS, please email

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Circular Economy Awareness Campaign

More broadly, the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications has launched a new campaign to explain ‘circular living’ and to raise awareness about the different ways the government is building a ‘circular economy’.

Soon you’ll be hearing a lot more about the 'circular economy'. It just means keeping our stuff in circulation for as long as possible by repairing and reusing; by sharing and swapping. Through the campaign, the government is taking steps to encourage all of us to embrace circular living.

The circular economy is not a new idea; in fact many circular activities are already commonplace. However, achieving the full benefits requires more than action at individual level; it requires the right mix of government policy and regulation, new business models and new systems of production. It also requires education and awareness, which is where the campaign will play a key role.

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