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Circular Textiles Fund

Scottish textile businesses are now able to apply for support from the launch of the Circular Textiles Fund.

Zero Waste Scotland is administering a new £2million fund, backed by Scottish Government to help reduce the environmental impact of textiles. The fund aims to support the development of circular supply chains in Scotland and help businesses achieve net zero.

Applications now closed. Register your interest in future funding rounds below.

The funding will go directly to businesses across the textiles industry in Scotland, from fashion to upholstery and industry.

Manufacturing textiles consumes finite resources and releases greenhouse gas emissions, while Zero Waste Scotland’s latest Carbon Metric report shows textiles make up four per cent of waste by weight but account for nearly a third (32 per cent) of the carbon impact of Scotland’s household waste.

The Circular Textiles Fund can help businesses in Scotland to implement innovative circular projects to drive Scotland's circular economy, in which resources are valued and kept in circulation for as long as possible.

Considering the impact of textiles on Scotland’s carbon footprint, it’s clear we need to support the industry in a shift to a circular solution.

Who can apply for the Circular Textiles Fund?

Applications are open to textile businesses looking to implement a circular business model or project in Scotland, individual applications and collaborative projects are both welcomed. Applications will be assessed against their ability to:

  • Accelerate a circular transition in Scotland
  • Deliver economic and inclusive growth
  • Reduce waste
  • Reduce carbon impact
  • Innovate

Round 1 projects must be delivered by 31 March 2023.

What is available?

The minimum funding which can be applied for in one application is £25,000 and the maximum is £500,000. Full details on eligibility criteria can be found in the fund Guidance notes.

How do I apply?

Applications for round one of the Circular Textiles Fund are now closed. Please complete the form below to register your interest in round two which is due to open in 2023/2024.

What are the key dates?

  • Round one of The Circular Textiles Fund opened to applications on 24 June 2022 and closed on 29 July 2022.
  • Applicants will be informed if they have been invited to the second stage of the application process by 1 September 2022.

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By submitting this form with your information, you consent to your personal details being used by Zero Waste Scotland for the sole purpose of managing this specific fund.

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