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Energy Efficient Communities Program Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants

Small and medium food and beverage manufacturing businesses can apply for grants of up to $25,000 for energy savings projects through this $19.9 million Australian Government initiative. Grants will support these businesses to reduce their energy costs, reinvest in their business and create local jobs

Who can apply?
Small and medium-sized food and beverage manufacturing businesses with 1 to 199 employees.

What are the grants for?
To help small and medium food and beverage manufacturing businesses reduce electricity bills by upgrading inefficient lighting to LED. These include downlights, high bays, floodlights, fluorescent tubes, battens, panels, and more

How much are the grants?
From $10,000 to $25,000 with no co-contribution required

When do applications open and close?
The grant opens on 12 January 2022 and closes on 18 February 2022. This grant opportunity is demand-driven. Applications may close earlier if state/territory funding limits are exhausted sooner.

Hotel Energy Uplift Program – Energy savings grants for hotels

Small to medium hotels can apply for grants of up to $25,000 for energy savings projects through this $10.2 million Australian Government initiative. Grants will support these hotels to reduce their energy costs, reinvest in their business and create local jobs.

Who are the grants aimed at?
Small and medium hotels, motels and serviced apartment complexes with 1-99 guestrooms.

What are the grants for?
To help small and medium hotels save energy and reduce power bills through:

  • Upgrading equipment and appliances like airconditioning, lighting and refrigeration
  • building fabric upgrades such as installing double glazing and insulation
  • undertaking energy management activities and assessments, such as energy audits and engineering feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
  • investing in energy monitoring and management systems.

How much are the grants?
Between $10,000 and $25,000, with no co-contribution required.

When do applications open?
Applications open on 24 February 2021 and will close on 1 April 2021 (or until funding is exhausted in each jurisdiction).