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Australian Government Cooperative Research Centres Projects Grants Now Open

The Australian Government has opened the eighth round of its Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant to support short-term industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.

The Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) grant is available nation-wide and supports short-term industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community.

Round 8 is currently open for applications and up to $20 million is available to support projects with a focus on reducing plastics waste or boosting plastics recycling. The funding is also open to all other industry sectors.

Applications close 24 September 2019 5:00 pm AEST Max. project period is 3 years.

Details of the grant funding are summarised below:

Eligible applicantsProject requirementsFunding per applicant
Australian businesses must be the lead applicant.

Each project application must include at least 2 Australian businesses (including 1 SME) and one Australian research organisation.
– Short-term industry-led collaborative research.
– Responds to an identified need or market demand.
-Benefit SMEs and increase their capacity to grow and adapt.
-Include education and training activities.

Projects to demonstrate new, innovative ways of recycling plastic waste and/or measure reduced volumes of plastic to landfill.
– $100,000 to $3 million, 50% of eligible project costs

– $20 million pool of funding available for projects to reduce plastics waste or increase plastics recycling.

What will be funded?
New research, proof of concept activities, pre-commercialisation of research outcomes, industry-focussed education and training, conferences, workshops, other information sharing and communication initiatives.

What will not be funded?
Purchase of land, building and maintenance costs, marketing and promotional costs, routine operational expenses, activities already supported through other sources, retrospective costs.

MRA has submitted more than 200 grant applications to date, winning more than $60m in funding for our clients.

We can provide a one-stop shop to maximise your chances of success and can assist by:

  • Preparing grant proposals on your behalf;
  • Reviewing grant proposals;
  • Source equipment providers;
  • Provide costings on infrastructure;
  • Prepare the business case; and
  • All of the necessary financial feasibility analysis requirements.

If your organisation is interested in any of the above grant programs, please contact Emma Yuen on or on 0416 474 642 or or on (02) 8541 6169.

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