Circular economy Investment Fund:

Funding the development of new ways of working to help business get ahead in a circular economy.

We are investing £18 million as grant funding to small and medium sized enterprises who are helping to create a more circular economy.

The Circular Economy Investment Fund is a funding opportunity for businesses and organisations in Scotland working in all business and social economy sectors.

Accelerate growth:

Make the most of a £3 billion business opportunity with expert support and funding.

The Circular Economy Business Support Service, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers investment for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth.

It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

We are interested in:
  • Exploring markets for new circular economy products;
  • Development and adoption of innovative business models for new circular economy products and services;
  • Development and uptake of innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy.
We invite proposals from:
  • Small to medium sized enterprises (less than 250 employees/turnover less than €50 million);
  • Non-profit organisations (charities and social enterprises).

How to apply

If your business or organisation is interested, you should complete the short Circular Economy Investment Fund outline project proposal form.

We will let you know within 30 working days if your proposal has been successful, at which point you will be invited to complete the final part of the application process.

Eligibility and guidance notes are available.

To find out more about Scottish companies moving to circular business models with the help of Zero Waste Scotland, read our Circular stories.

Further information:

The Circular Economy Investment Fund seeks to support work that will help deliver circular economy growth.

A circular economy is one that’s sustainable, and eliminates waste as much as possible. It’s an alternative to our current ‘take, make, dispose’ approach and means that products and materials are kept in a high-value state of use for as long as possible.

The Circular Economy Investment Fund contributes to Scotland’s Economic Strategy, which the Scottish Government published in March 2015, as well as the Scottish Government’s Smart Specialisation Strategy, A Manufacturing Future for Scotland – a programme for Government commitment and Making Things Last, Scotland’s circular economy strategy.

This fund comprises support from the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund.

The £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers investment for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

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If your business is interested in receiving support or you just simply want to find out more, please call us on 01786 433930 or use the form below:

The £18 million Circular Economy Investment Fund, administered by Zero Waste Scotland, offers investment for SMEs based in Scotland and supports work that will deliver circular economy growth. It is supported by the European Regional Development Fund through the £73 million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.

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