Tuesday, 13 July 2021
Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment
200. To ask the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment when he expects grants under the circular economy innovation grant scheme to be awarded; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [37381/21]
The Circular Economy Innovation Grant Scheme (CEIGS) closed for applications on 28 May 2021. The purpose of CEIGS is to provide support to circular economy projects and raise awareness of the circular economy in Ireland. The applications for CEIGS funding received by my Department cover a wide range of circular economy themes, and demonstrate the breadth of interest in the circular economy from communities across the country. Officials from my Department are currently in the final evaluation phase, and I expect to make an announcement regarding notification to successful applicants within the coming weeks.