Grants and funding

Grants and funding

Local Government Energy Saver Program

The Victorian Government recognises that Local Governments, particularly in rural and regional Victoria, own and manage a range of facilities that present opportunities for emissions reduction through improved energy efficiency and increased use of renewable energy.

The Local Government Energy Saver Program aims to work with a minimum of 22 resource constrained, regional councils across Victoria. The program will run until June 2020, and will help councils to understand, prioritise and implement energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades on their existing buildings and facilities.

For more information on this program see Local Government Energy Saver Program


Social Impact Investment for Sustainability

The Victorian Government is supporting investment-ready social enterprises to create new jobs and training opportunities, respond to climate change, avoid and recover waste and improve resource efficiency in the Victorian community.

The program provides a combination of grant and low interest loan. Investment-ready social enterprises can apply for up to $200,000 as a combination grant and low interest (2.5%) loan to scale up (expand) their operations.

Funds returned through repaid loans will be reinvested in the program to support other social enterprises. The program will continue until the funding is fully subscribed.

Apply for Social Impact Investment for Sustainability support


Boosting Business Productivity program

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.

Grants are available for businesses seeking advice on energy efficiency improvements (Energy Assessment Grants), capital support to reduce gas costs (Gas Efficiency Grants), and for manufacturers to reduce waste (Materials Efficiency Grants).

Learn more about the Boosting Business Productivity program


Recently closed funding programs

Information on recently closed funding programs can be found below:


Previously allocated funding

Information on recently allocated funding can be found here.