Assess Implement Monitor Grants

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.


Eligible Projects

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
  • Schools
  • 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


Eligible Applicants

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.


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