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Archived Grant Opportunity View - GO5170

Energy Efficient Communities Program – Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants

Department of Industry, Science and Resources
Close Date & Time:
3-Mar-2022 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Co-sponsored with:
Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water
Primary Category:
211003 - Energy Resources
Publish Date:
Selection Process:
Demand Driven


The objective of the grant opportunity is to support small and medium sized food and beverage manufacturing enterprises to save energy by:

  • replacing existing equipment with more energy efficient equipment
  • installing or replacing components to help existing systems run more efficiently
  • carrying out energy audits
  • monitoring and optimising energy use and emissions.
  • increasing knowledge of energy efficiency practices, and
  • positioning small and medium sized enterprises to adopt future technological advancement in energy consumption. 

The intended outcomes of this grant are to:

  • lower energy costs through the adoption of energy efficiency practices and equipment
  • increase awareness of energy efficiency opportunities
  • enable energy savings that lead  to reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

The focus areas are:

  • energy audits and energy management
  • energy monitoring
  • heating ventilation and air conditioning at the manufacturing facility
  • lighting
  • other motors, conveyors, blowers, fans, pumps, and fluid distribution systems
  • power supply
  • process automation and controls
  • process cooling
  • process heating or drying
  • air compressors and compressed air systems
  • waste management.

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)

and be one of the following entities: 

  • an entity incorporated in Australia
  • a private company
  • a public company
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a co-operative
  • an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation
  • an indigenous corporation
  • a sole trader
  • a partnership.

We can only accept applications:

  • from food and beverage manufacturing businesses, whose main activity is classified under one of the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classifications listed in the table in 4.2 of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • from small and medium sized enterprises with an employee headcount from 1 to 199 employees averaged over any consecutive 12 month period since 1 July 2019.  We may ask you to provide evidence of your calculation.
  • where you certify that the project is supported by your board (or chief executive officer or equivalent if there is no board) and that you can complete the project and meet the costs of the project not covered by grant funding.
  • certify that you have consent from the facility owner or their representative to undertake the project, if you are not the facility owner.
Total Amount Available (AUD):


Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $10,000.00 to $25,000.00

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