Business & Investment

Boosting Business Productivity

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The $6.1 million Boosting Business Productivity program supports businesses to access expert advice and support needed to cut energy and materials costs, reduce greenhouse emissions, and improve energy productivity. The program includes grants for businesses, a sustainable finance service, and various training, events, and information resources.

Gas Efficiency Grants

Grants of up to $50,000 will be available for businesses to invest in gas-related projects including capital equipment upgrades, non-routine maintenance and repairs, fuel switching, and improved metering. These will improve energy productivity and affordability, support jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

These grants are expected to open in early September. More details will be available soon, eligibility and merit criteria apply.

Register your interest to be kept informed about these grants and latest news about the Boosting Business Productivity program.

Register your interest to be kept informed


Energy Assessment Grants

Grants of up to $18,000 are available for businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy, to commission an energy assessment which will identify and implement energy improvements. 

These grants are open now.

Apply for an Energy Assessment Grant


Materials Efficiency Grants

Grants of up to $13,000 are available to manufacturers looking to find solutions to their waste problems, which will result in more efficient use of materials and less waste sent to landfill.

These grants are open now.

Apply for a Materials Efficiency Grant


Energy Efficiency Knowledge and Skills

A number of industry associations, business networks and registered training organisations (RTOs) have received Energy Efficiency Capability grants to develop energy efficiency knowledge and skills (capabilities) in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and service providers. 

More information will be available soon about how businesses and service providers can participate in the funded projects.

Further information about Energy Efficiency Capability grants 

Free Gas Efficiency Masterclasses for manufacturers are being scheduled throughout Victoria in August and September.

Register to attend a Gas Efficiency Masterclass

Two training programs to help Victorian businesses reduce energy costs through sensible energy efficiency investments are being offered by Energy Efficiency Council, with support from Sustainability Victoria and the Office of Environment and Heritage.

  • Introduction to Energy Management, 24 August 2017, Melbourne
  • Building the Business Case for Energy Efficiency, 31 August and 1 September 2017, Melbourne

Register to attend training delivered by Energy Efficiency Council


Sustainable Finance service

A free finance facilitation service available to all businesses, property owners, councils and community groups seeking to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

This service is available now.

Access the Sustainable Finance service