Support and Funding
The Circular Edinburgh team can support your business by helping you connecting with other organisations following circular economy principles. We can also refer you to the Zero Waste Scotland support framework.
Circular Economy Business Support Service
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 £73million Resource Efficiency Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.
The Circular Economy Business Support Service offers dedicated and expert one-to-one business support directly to small and medium sized businesses across all sectors in Scotland. It is designed to help companies explore more circular ways of doing business which can result in resource efficiencies, improved profitability, higher quality products, increased customer base and alternative supply chains for business.
The service is open to businesses and organisations across all sectors in Scotland seeking to develop and/or implement new business models, technologies, practices, products or services which can embed circular economy principles. This includes circular economy business models around sharing resources, modular design, re-use and repair, remanufacturing and reprocessing. For more information, please visit http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/circular-economy/business-support-service.
Circular Economy Investment Fund
Zero Waste Scotland administers an £18million Circular Economy Investment Fund, which provides grant funding to small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) to:
- Explore markets for new circular economy products
- Commercialise innovative business models for new circular economy products and services
- Develop innovative technologies, products and services to support a circular economy
Funding is available from £50,000 to £1m to support SMEs pioneering alternatives to the ‘make, take, dispose’ approach, and keeping products and materials in a high-value state of use for as long as possible. It comprises support from the Scottish Government and the European Regional Development Fund. For more information, please visit http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/circular-economy/investment-fund.
Click here to find out how your business can get involved!