Lead-Educate-Assist-Promote (LEAP) Grants

Lead-Educate-Assist-Promote (LEAP) Grants

LEAP Grants support industry and business groups to drive a more resource efficient and circular economy for SA. Grants are available for industry associations and business groups to:

  • LEAD by sharing the vision and inspiring businesses to embrace circular economy principles
  • EDUCATE by providing information, developing guidelines, and raising awareness
  • ASSIST by providing one-on-one, tailored support for select businesses where this leads to shared learning opportunities
  • PROMOTE success through case studies, awards, recognition

How much money is available?

Up to $100,000 (maximum $50,000 per fiscal year) per applicant 

Who can apply?

  • Industry associations, peak industry bodies
  • Registered business groups, networks, clusters (incorporated or unincorporated entities)
  • Companies or local government with strong alliance to a network of businesses

Applicants must be operating in South Australia

Applicants must demonstrate they have a strong relationship with a network of South Australian businesses, and the means to effectively engage and communicate with them

What will we fund?

  • Projects that target a specific industry sector, group of businesses, or supply chain
  • Projects that 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
  • Feasibility studies or pilot projects to implement circular economy principles
  • Development, testing and refinement of guidelines or strategies
  • Assessing a group of selected businesses, providing tailored advice; summarising and sharing results to encourage industry-wide change
  • Research to identify commercially viable solutions to address specific issues
  • Educational and promotional materials and activities such as fact sheets, case studies, peer-to-peer learning events, workshops, development of awards and other recognition programs

Projects must:

  • have clear linkages to driving a more circular economy in South Australia
  • target activities prioritised higher on the waste management hierarchy than current practice
  • be delivered in partnership with a suitably qualified and capable, independent and impartial service provider (a specialist advisory consultant, or equivalent) OR the applicant must provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate a satisfactory level of expertise and experience exists within the organisation for effective project delivery
  • meet and contribute to the Program aim, objectives and outcomes

What WON’T we fund?

  • State and Commonwealth government entities
  • Organisations with a community, or other non-business focus (such as education, schools)
  • Organisations that provide waste management services
  • Projects with a broad, undefined target audience
  • Projects that target households, sporting clubs, community-based initiatives
  • Projects that focus on solutions prioritised lower on the waste management hierarchy than current practice
  • Projects that allow the applicant to make a profit
  • Applicant operating costs such as rent and utility bills
  • Projects intended to meet minimum regulatory compliance standards

When does it close?


For the full list of eligibility and other criteria please read the 2021-22 LEAP Grant Guidelines.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about LEAP Grants.

Contact Program Manager

Contact GISA to discuss your project and request an application form.

If you’re unsure who to engage to deliver the project, we can supply contact details of suitably qualified, independent service providers.