Business & Investment

Resource assessment grants 2015-16 now open

Open for a limited time

The resource assessment grants initiative provides funding for eligible businesses to review their activities and to identify and implement energy and materials efficiency improvements.

Sustainability Victoria is offering grants to eligible business to cover 50% of the cost to engage a consultant to conduct a resource assessment of their operations. Grants are capped at $5,000 for an energy assessment and $10,000 for a materials or combined materials and energy assessment.

A $3000 implementation support bonus is available for businesses that can show evidence of implementing one or more recommendations from their assessment.

Potential benefits

Since 2012, more than 100 Victorian business resource assessments show average potential savings of 20% for energy, and 20 - 30% for materials identifying a range of measures to significantly reduce energy and materials. Findings include:

  • Average potential savings of over $130,000 from recommended materials efficiency initiatives, and over $95,000 from energy efficiency measures.
  • An average payback period of less than two years for materials efficiency recommendations, and three to four years for energy efficiency recommendations.

To find out about some of the outcomes and opportunities identified to significantly improve energy and materials efficiency view our case studies.

A detailed resource assessment can provide scoping work that helps inform decisions to invest in energy or materials efficiency, with activities including options analyses, business case development, feasibility studies or scoping work.

Refer to the following documents and FAQs for detailed information on resource assessments and how to apply for a grant.

If you have further queries regarding this program contact grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au  and quote “Resource Assessment Grants 2015/16” or phone 1300 363 744 and ask to speak to a grants support representative.

Closing dates

For energy assessments: 4.00 pm on Thursday 31 March 2016 (closed).

For materials assessments and for combined material and energy assessments: 4.00 pm on Friday 5 August 2016.

Application documents

Document | PDF | 450KB
Application Form and Guidelines

Document | PDF | 142KB
Conducting a Resource Assessment

Document | PDF | 43KB
Funding Terms and Conditions

Document | DOC | 62KB
Terms of Participation in Grant Program

Document | PDF | 181KB
Selecting a Resource Assessor

Frequently asked questions

Application documents - Word versions

Note that Word versions of the application documents are supplied for respondents who are unable to view and read pdf documents. The pdf documents above are fillable forms, and should be used in preference to the Word version.

Document | DOC | 60KB
Application Form and Guidelines, Word version

Document | PDF | 142KB
Conducting a Resource Assessment, Word version

Document | PDF | 43KB
Funding Terms and Conditions, Word version

Document | DOC | 62KB
Terms of Participation in Grant Program, Word version

Document | DOC | 76KB
Selecting a Resource Assessor, Word version