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Energy assessment grants

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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.

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.

How to apply

Step 1 - Expression of Interest Form

Fill in the form below to register your interest and begin the application process. A Business Productivity advisor will contact you to discuss your eligibility, selecting an assessor and scoping your assessment.

Expression of Interest Form

Step 2 - Select an Energy Assessor

To move forward with the application you will need to select an Energy Assessor.

If you need assistance finding one you can download our guide Finding an Energy Assessor

Finding an Energy Assessor 

To help them prepare the scope of works for the assessment, energy assessors should read Conducting an Energy Assessment.

Conducting an Energy Assessment

Step 3 - Submit application

To finish the application process, you will need to do the following:

NB: if you are a consultant acting on behalf of a business, Step 1 ‘Expression of Interest’ form will also need to be completed and submitted as part of the application form.

Step 4 - Sign grant contract

Once your application has been approved the Business Productivity Advisor will send you a contract to be signed and returned.

Short form funding contract (example)

Want to know more? Get in touch with:

Grants Support Representative

Sustainability Victoria

1300 363 744

grants.enquiries@sustainability.vic.gov.au