Green Enterprise Call 2018

The 2018 EPA Green Enterprise Call "Innovation for a Circular Economy" has now closed

A €600,000 funding programme to support innovators in Ireland to develop and demonstrate consumer and business solutions that will stimulate resource efficiency and the circular economy was opened for applications on 14th June 2018.

Moving Ireland to a circular economy, where materials are conserved and kept in use as long as possible and waste is eliminated, will require changes in how we make products and how we deliver services. By being clever about what we make, and being careful about how we use the goods and services in our lives, we can save raw materials and reduce waste while maintaining a good lifestyle.

The EPA-led, Green Enterprise: Innovation for a Circular Economy funding programme will provide grant-aid to successful demonstration type projects from companies, organisations, public bodies and public benefit entities.

The theme of this phase of the programme is to link the terms of reference with the EU Circular Economy Package. The EPA invited proposals in the following areas:

  • Food waste prevention
  • Construction & demolition waste
  • Plastics
  • Eco-design

For 2018, the maximum amount of funding available was €100,000 per grant award. Grant aid is provided on a co-funding basis, from 25% up to 95% of the total eligible project costs incurred.

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Call Timeframe

  • 14th June 2018: Call opening
  • 19th July 2018 at 5.00 pm: Deadline for submission of technical queries
  • 26th July 2018 at 5.00 pm: Deadline for submission of applications
  • 3rd August 2018 at 5.00 pm: Organisation approval deadline for authorisation by Managing Directors (or equivalent authorised signatory) for companies
  • September 2018: Evaluation process completed, applicants notified.
  • November 2018: Successful projects grant-awarded