Energy Efficient Communities Program

The Energy Efficient Communities Program will deliver $50 million of grants to assist businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.

Funding will support activities to help businesses and community organisations to save energy through:

  • equipment upgrades that reduce energy consumption
    • energy generation and storage projects (for example solar photovoltaic panels, batteries and solar hot water) will only be permitted for community organisations
  • investment in energy and emissions monitoring and management systems to better manage energy use
  • completion of energy systems assessments according to the Australian Standard or feasibility studies to investigate energy efficiency opportunities
  • Eligible businesses will be able to apply for grants in early 2020.

Find out more here.

modernising manufacturing

Provides small and medium manufacturing enterprises with co-funding of between $50,000 and $1,000,000 for capital investments and associated reskilling to modernise manufacturing processes, adopt new technologies, become more productive and create jobs. Applications close: 31 October 2019 5:00 pm AEDT. See here for more details.

FUNDING FACTSHEET FROM QFF

QFF1

Click the link to go to the full document:  

Energy-Savers-Fact-Sheet-1.pdf

queensland government

Small businesses can now apply for Queensland Government grants of up to $3000 to purchase a solar or battery system. Applications will close once funding has been exhausted or on 30 June 2019, whichever occurs first. Check you eligibility and apply here: https://www.dnrme.qld.gov.au/…/cost-of-…/eligibility-checker

energex

Positive Payback for business for energy efficiency projects such as:

  • Building Management Systems (BMS) and Demand Management Systems (DMS)
  • Hot water and steam
  • HVAC
  • Lifts and elevators
  • Lighting
  • Motors
  • Power factor correction
  • Refrigeration

POSITIVE PAYBACK

local government

brisbane city council

Sustainability Grants for non-profits

 cairns regional council

Community Sustainability Grant for non-profits

THE ECO EFFICIENCY GROUP

The Eco Efficiency Group also have a great blog on funding options including:

  • Loans
  • Leases
  • On-bill financing, and
  • Agreements

HOW TO FUND YOUR ENERGY PROJECT