Circular Economy Grant Program

The City of Calgary is introducing a Circular Economy Grant program for non-profit organizations to support innovative work in local waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting to help Calgary
move towards a circular economy*. Through this program, non-profit organizations can apply for $5,000-$25,000 grants for projects. This pilot program will start in 2023 and run through 2026.

The Circular Economy Grants will provide funding for projects to support community-based actions that contribute to the circular economy in Calgary.

Proposed projects should meet one or more of the following objectives:

  • Initiate innovative projects and new programs or services to support the movement towards a circular economy.
  • Develop innovative methods of recycling or composting collection to reduce the amount of materials going to landfill.
  • Enable, empower, and educate individuals, organizations and/or communities to participate in activities that result in the reduction, reuse, or diversion of waste.
  • Support individuals, organizations and/or communities who are working towards a circular economy.
  • Help individuals, organizations and/or communities that might otherwise be hard to reach and have limited access to programs.

Learn more here

*A circular economy eliminates waste and pollution, and conserves resources. It is a shift from a throw-away to a circular mindset to extend the lifecycle of goods, food, and resources through better design and continuous reuse, so nothing goes to waste.

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