Value-Added Manufacturing

Funding to implement innovative solid waste projects.

Divert NS funds projects designed to commercialize new technology, products or services focusing on innovation.

Who Can Apply

Individual businesses, business associations, industry groups, and industry-led partnerships can apply. Applicants must hold the necessary licenses, leases, and permits, where applicable, and confirm a 20% equity position in the project to qualify for assistance.

What the Funding Is For 

Value-Added Manufacturing Funding will be provided for approved projects that develop:

  • Innovative products from solid waste-resources

  • Waste-resources processing and handling technologies

  • End markets for waste-resources

  • Processes or technology to increase efficiency

If your project is suited to our Value-Added Manufacturing Funding program, contact Divert NS for guidance before submitting an application. 

Once your application is ready, you can submit it to with the subject line “Value-Added Manufacturing Funding Inquiry.”

Value-Added Manufacturing Funding Downloads

“When we were a new company in the Nova Scotia waste landscape, Divert NS was there to support Oberland Agriscience with a VAM project. Oberland needed to reach industrial scale process within our pilot facility, Divert NS and the VAM project support provided leveraged funding for procurement of large-scale industrial equipment. However, Oberland did not just benefit from generous financial support, but also with introductions to key stakeholders in the space. We met valuable government, consultant and industry representatives through Divert NS. Three years after our initial introduction to Divert NS and we still touch base with the staff regularly, they are a value-add part of our support team. We definitely recommend Divert NS to other companies.”

- Greg Wagner & Barbara Campbell, Oberland Agriscience