Business Sustainability Program Funding

Green Industries SA supports South Australian businesses and industry sectors to accelerate sustainable change and transition to a more circular economy. The Business Sustainability Program offers grants for projects that lead to improved materials and resource efficiency, better practice waste management, leaner and cleaner production, and implementation of circular economy principles and practices.

Assess-Implement-Monitor (AIM) Grants: for businesses and not-for-profits

Supporting organisations that AIM for a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.

AIM grants provide a subsidy of up to $10,000 for expertise to ASSESS and report on current practice and opportunities for improvement in:

  • materials efficiency and waste management
  • resource efficiency and lean production
  • sustainable procurement
  • circular economy practices

Funds are offered as a co-contribution of 2:1 (GISA:Applicant). Upon successful completion of a funded assessment, up to $5000 is available to IMPLEMENT recommendations that meet eligibility criteria (details included in funding guidelines).

These projects build accountability and transparency into environmental reporting, enabling participants to MONITOR progress and report outcomes, using it as a base for continuous improvement. Projects may also give participants a competitive advantage (by leveraging from environmental reporting), and savings that can be reinvested for continuous improvement and economic growth.

Lead-Educate-Assist-Promote (LEAP) Grants: for industry associations and business groups

Supporting industry sectors and business groups to LEAP into a more sustainable and circular economy for South Australia.

LEAP Grants valued at up to $100,000 (maximum $50,000 per fiscal year) for projects that will drive a more sustainable and circular economy for an industry sector or group of businesses within SA, helping them to learn, build capacity, network and collaborate to overcome challenges that may be difficult to address in isolation.

Applicants must demonstrate they have a strong relationship and the means to effectively engage and communicate with a network of SA businesses. Projects must:

  • Target a specific industry sector, group of businesses, or supply chain.
  • Focus on circular economy and sustainability principles such as waste avoidance and reduction; materials efficiency; circular supply chains; design for reuse, repair, or remanufacture; extended producer responsibility / product stewardship.

Applicants must contribute in-kind for project management, communication, and reporting. Projects that require co-contributions from businesses to participate (such as payment for tailored advisory services or attendance at workshops or events) may be considered favourably.

Contact:

Program Manager, Ms Aubrey Thomas, 0423 782 647

Senior Adviser, Mr Oliver Lovat, 0437 641 138