Funding available for small businesses to improve energy efficiency
The Federal Government has announced the Energy Efficient Communities Program, which provides small businesses with grants of up to $20,000 to improve their energy efficiency. The types of improvements include the upgrade of equipment and component improvements, energy audits, feasibility studies and/or energy use and emission monitoring. Available for small businesses meeting the criteria, grants range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Open date: 6th July 2020 09:00 AM AEST.
Close date: 26th August 2020 05:00 PM AEST.
Who is eligible?
Small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million per year based on Business Activity Statements from the previous 12 months.
This grant opportunity is to support small businesses to save energy through:
- replacing existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
- installing or replacing components to help an existing system run more efficiently
- carrying out energy audits
- carrying out monitoring of energy usage and emissions