Circular Economy Grant - Preliminary Application

The Circular Economy Grant (CEG) program provides funding for non-profit organizations to lead local waste reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting initiatives to help Calgary move to a circular economy.
Through this program, non-profit organizations can apply for $5,000 - $25,000 grants for projects. This pilot program started in 2023 and will run through 2026.

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.
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.
Information and Submission Requirements:

CEG Guidelines
Application Checklist:

The following items are required to be submitted with this application:
  • Business contact information for the organization and project lead (only to be used for the purposes of the grant application)
  • Alignment to eligibility criteria
  • Funding request
  • Project overview
  • Organizational alignment
  • Benefit to Calgarians
  • Project goals and Circular Economy Grant objectives being met
  • Applicant declaration
Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions and reach out to our team at circulareconomygrants@calgary.ca, to discuss the grant application and any questions in advance of applying. 
Any personal information collected is under the authority of the Freedom of Information Protection and Privacy Act, Section 33(c), and is used solely for the purpose of determining grant eligibility. If you have questions about the collection or use of your information, please contact a City of Calgary Public Program Coordinator at (587) 224-6057 and specifically mention the “Circular Economy Grant Application” or send a letter to The City of Calgary, Mail code #27, P.O. Box 2100, Station M, Calgary, AB Canada T2P 2M5.

If you have any questions about the grant, please contact: circulareconomygrants@calgary.ca
If you have any issues with the online form, please contact: Kristen Brown, Research Coordinator, at research@calgary.ca

Please start the application now by clicking on the "Start" button below. Due to unforeseen technical challenges with the "Save and Continue" feature, we encourage all applicants to draft and save their responses offline before copying them into the online form.