Business & Investment

Materials Efficiency Grants

The Boosting Productivity materials efficiency grants program is open to small and medium sized manufacturing businesses that have the potential to significantly improve materials efficiency and have less than 200 full time employees.

Funding is available to manufacturers looking to find materials efficiency solutions to their waste problems, which will result in more efficient use of materials and less waste sent to landfill.

Grants of up to $13,000 per business are available.

  • Up to $10,000 can be used for expert advice from a materials efficiency assessor (consultant)
  • Up to $3,000 as an incentive, to start putting in place materials efficiency solutions

The assessor will work with the business to tackle the root cause of the waste problem, understand the ‘true cost of waste’ and develop a business case for investing in cost-effective solutions.

As this is a non-competitive program, a Business Productivity team adviser is available to guide you through the application process.

Guitars being manufactured at Maton Guitars

Maton Guitars

Watch the video to find out how Maton Guitars has adapted lean manufacturing principles to achieve materials efficiency gains


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To Apply

Step 1:

Fill in the Registration form to begin the application process. Sustainability Victoria will use the information you provide to check if your business is eligible.

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Registration form for Materials Efficiency Grants


Step 2:

A Business Productivity advisor will contact you to discuss your eligibility, selecting a materials consultant and scoping your assessment.


Step 3:

Finalise your application with help from a Business Productivity adviser. You will need to agree to the Terms of Participation in a Grants Program.

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Terms of Participation in a Grants Program
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Terms of Participation in a Grants Program Word version

Step 4:

Receive feedback from a Business Productivity adviser on the outcome of your application.

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Standard Short Form Contract
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Standard Short Form Contract Word version

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Short Form Funding Agreement Terms and Conditions


For further information

Call 1300 363 744 or email grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au