Grants and funding

Grants and funding


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


SV Business – Boosting Productivity: Energy Efficiency Capability Grants

Sustainability Victoria is calling for expressions of interest (EOI) from industry associations, business networks and registered training organisations (RTOs) wanting to apply for a grant to fund a project that builds the energy efficiency capability of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) or service providers.

Grants of up to $150,000 are available to support projects that deliver outcomes of big impact and long lasting change, which enable Victoria’s SMEs to take the first steps or realise the full benefits of energy efficiency.

Submissions for funding will be received in two stages: an initial EOI followed by a full application.

Last date for submission of an EOI is 4pm, Wednesday 18 January, 2017.

Apply for an energy efficiency capability grant


SV Business – Boosting Productivity: Energy Assessment Grants

Sustainability Victoria is calling for applications to the Boosting Productivity energy assessment grants program for small and medium sized businesses.

Grants will be offered to eligible businesses with less than 200 full time employees, spending over $20,000 a year on energy, to enable them to carry out an energy assessment, and identify and implement energy improvements.

Funding is available to cover 50% of the cost of an energy assessment. Grants are offered at two levels: a basic energy assessment is up to $2,000 and a detailed energy assessment is up to $6,000, with a $3,000 assessment recommendation implementation bonus available to both grants.

Energy assessment grants are open until 28 September 2018, unless funds are exhausted earlier.

Apply for an energy assessment grant


Victorian Litter Innovation Fund - Round 2

The Victorian Litter Innovation Fund (the Fund) provides support for the Victorian community, including government, business, not-for-profit organisations, social enterprises and schools, to fund innovative approaches that prevent and reduce the impact of litter and illegal dumping. 

The objective of the program is to offer grants of up to $20,000 for innovative solutions to litter and illegal dumping that are delivered through a partnership approach.

Applications for Round 2 of the Victorian Litter Innovation Fund have now closed.

For more information about the fund see Victorian Litter Innovation Fund.


Advanced Organics Processing Technology Grants

The Advanced Organics Processing Technology Grants program supports the installation of small scale onsite or precinct scale anaerobic digestion (AD) technology for processing of organic waste in Victoria.

Successful applicants will be eligible to claim up to $150,000 (conditional on co-contribution of $1 SV: $2 industry or $1 SV: $1 for local government) for existing opportunities that meet the eligibility criteria.

The grant process involves two stages - an Expression of Interest (EOI), followed by a business case assessment process.

Applications for this funding have now closed.

For more information on this funding see Advanced Organics Processing Technology Grants.


Research and development grants for recovered glass fines and flexible plastics

The Research & Development Program provides grants of up to $100,000 (1:1 matched funding) for research institutes and industry to undertake collaborative research projects to develop new markets for recovered glass fines and flexible plastics.

Applications for this funding have now closed.

For more information on this funding see Research and development grants.


Previously allocated funding

Information on recently allocated funding can be found here.