What is the Assess Implement Monitor Grants?
The Assess Implement Monitor (AIM) Grants is a program that provides a subsidy for businesses to assess ways to implement more economically and environmentally sustainable practices.
Funding is available for businesses and not-for-profits to:
- ASSESS materials and resource efficiency, waste management, and/or other options to support a more sustainable and circular economy for South Australia
- IMPLEMENT recommendations made through a GISA-funded, independent and impartial assessment
Projects should enable participants to MONITOR progress and report outcomes, using it as a base for continuous improvement.
Up to $15,000 per applicant comprised of:
- Up to $10,000 for an assessment (co-contribution 2:1, GISA:Applicant)
- Up to $5000 (1:1) to implement assessment recommendations that meet eligibility criteria
Maximum $10,000 for energy audit/assessment with co-contribution 1:1
Fully funding assessments for charitable organisations and social enterprises that already form part of SA’s circular economy may be considered.
Assess Implement Monitor Grants can be used for:
- materials efficiency assessments
- resource efficiency assessments (energy, water, waste)
- lean production assessments
- sustainable procurement review/assessments
- research, design and business case development for implementation of circular economy principles
- energy audits or assessment.
Assess Implement Monitor Grants will not fund:
- Government entities
- Community groups and community-focuses initiatives such as repair cafes and tool libraries
- Organisations that provide waste management services
- Implementation of energy-related improvements, including but not limited to:
- solar and wind power systems and components
- lighting replacement, repair, upgrade
- power factor correction, HVAC systems
- other recommendations made through an energy assessment/audit
- Costs associated with certification or compliance standards, subscriptions, lease or licencing fees
- Vehicle purchase, hire, lease and/or repair
- Applicant operating costs such as rent and utility bills
- Projects that focus on solutions prioritised lower on the waste management hierarchy than current practice
- Projects that focus on solutions for waste managed through kerbside council waste collection systems
- Projects intended to meet minimum regulatory compliance standards
To be eligible, you must:
- use commercial waste collection services (in addition to, or instead of, council kerbside waste collection services)
- have been operating in South Australia for a minimum of 2 years
- hold a current Australian business number (ABN) and be registered for goods and services tax (GST)
- hold and maintain Public Liability Insurance to the value of at least $1 million for the duration of the proposed project.
Not-for-profit organisations must be registered with an appropriate Australian and/or State-based authority as a legal entity.
Applications close 30 June 2022.