Business & Investment

Boosting Business Productivity

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Boosting Business Productivity is a $3.6 million Victorian Government grants initiative comprised of four separate programs.

The initiative will equip 1000 small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) with energy efficiency skills and connect them to expert advice to help them cut energy and materials costs, reduce greenhouse emissions and unlock even more co-benefits.

Energy Assessment Grants

Grants of up to $9,000 are available for SME's spending over $20,000 a year on energy, to commission an energy assessment which will identify and implement energy improvements. 

These grants are open now.

Apply for an Energy Assessment Grant


Materials Efficiency Grants

Grants of up to $13,000 are available to SME manufacturers looking to find solutions to their waste problems, which will result in more efficient use of materials and less waste sent to landfill.

These grants are open now.

Apply for a Materials Efficiency Grant.


Energy Efficiency Knowledge and Skills

The Energy Efficiency Capability grants will support a number of industry associations, business networks and registered training organisations (RTOs) to develop energy efficiency knowledge and skills (capabilities) in SMEs and service providers.

Applications for these grants have now closed. More information will be available soon about how SMEs and service providers can participate in the funded projects.

Further information about Energy efficiency capability grants 


Sustainable Finance service

A free finance facilitation service available to all businesses, property owners, councils and community groups seeking to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

This service is available now.

Access the Sustainable Finance service