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Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

DELWP brings together Victoria’s planning, local government, environment, energy, suburban development, forests, emergency management, climate change and water functions into a single department to strengthen connections between the environment, community, industry and economy.

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New Energy Jobs Fund

The $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund is designed to support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.

The third grant round is expected to open late 2017.

Learn more about the New Energy Jobs Fund

Name New Energy Jobs Fund
Potential Value Co-contribution

Grant funding for individual projects will range from $50,000 to $1 million, and under exceptional circumstances, up to $2 million.

Projects under the community category may apply for up to $100,000 of funding for the development of a business case, or up to the maximum limit for implementation of the project.

Applicants are expected to provide a co-contribution to the project, which will be considered in assessing the project.

Eligible Businesses

Funding is available to support projects in the following four categories:

  • Community: will support both the development of new energy or renewable energy project business cases and implementation of projects for the benefit of local communities, including through co-operatives or social enterprise organisations. It will also support the establishment or expansion of advisory services to consumers, communities and businesses on best practice design and implementation of new energy projects.
  • Manufacturing: will support the manufacture of new energy technology components/systems.
  • Technology: will support private industry to optimise, adapt or integrate commercially-available new energy technologies (including advanced metering infrastructure).
  • Energy Storage: will support the advancement of energy storage technologies and trials (e.g. solar storage neighbourhood precincts, or new models of financing deployment of storage devices), which will encourage the increased uptake of renewable energy.

Scope

Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs, increase the uptake of renewable energy generation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and drive innovation in new energy technologies.

  • Stream 1: Scoping, Planning and Feasibility
    Grants of up to $100,000 for scoping, planning and feasibility studies directed at identifying opportunities consistent with the Future Industries Sector Strategies and offering potential for growth of Victorian businesses.
  • Stream 2: Project Implementation
    Grants of up to $1 million to implement projects (i.e. work with defined activities, timelines, budgets and outcomes) consistent with the Future Industries Sector Strategies that will generate new jobs and increase competitiveness of Victorian firms.
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