The Boosting Business Productivity energy assessment grants are open to businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy.
An energy assessment will identify potential energy efficiency improvements for your business, review pricing tariffs and suitable renewable energy options.
Applications for funding close at 5pm, Friday 28 September 2018, or when funds are fully allocated.
Two grants types are available:
Basic energy assessment grant: Up to $2000 towards the cost of a basic energy assessment and a further $3000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions. This is recommended for businesses spending between $20,000 to $50,000 on energy per annum.Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $2600, Sustainability Victoria (SV) funds $2000, the business funds $600. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $3000, SV funds the $3000 to undertake the project.
Detailed energy assessment grant: Half the cost of an assessment up to $15,000 and a further $5000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions. This is recommended for businesses spending more than $50,000 on energy per annum.Funding example: For an assessment quoted at $8200, SV funds $4100, the business funds $4100. The assessment report recommends an energy saving project costing $5000, SV funds the $5000 to undertake the project.
As this is a non-competitive program, a Business Productivity team adviser is available to guide you through the application process. The adviser can also tell you about other support services available, such as Materials Efficiency grants, Gas Efficiency Grants and our free Sustainable Finance service.
If you are a consultant wanting to deliver energy assessments for multiple business sites please contact SV directly to discuss alternative application and contracting arrangements.