Current Grants and Programs

Government programs and grants can change rapidly.
They often exist only temporarily and the application window can be narrow.
Our mission is to help you make the best use of these grants and programs
to make step changes in your operation.

Grants in Australia

Region Name Sector Dates Description Key Eligibility Amount
Australia

Arena Industrial Energy Transformation Studies

Steam A: Feasibility Studies

Agriculture, mining, manufacturing, gas supply, water supply, waste services and data centre sectors.

Program Open and assessed quarterly.

The program will provide $43 million in funding to assist large energy users to undertake engineering and feasibility studies to identify opportunities to lower energy costs and reduce emissions. Through for example energy efficiency and renewable projects.

Energy Efficiency examples:

  1. heat pumps for process heat,
  2. improved process control,
  3. high efficiency equipment,
  4. waste heat and energy recovery

Renewable Energy examples:

  1. electrification technologies, from renewable supply;
  2. renewable fuels, such as bioenergy or renewable hydrogen;
  3. solar thermal energy;
  4. …energy storage and more

An Application can be submitted at any time while this Program remains open, but ARENA is likely to assess applications quarterly. A December 2022 application would see your application assessed in the first round

  • Eligible applicant
  • Hold an ABN and be an Australian entity.
  • Eligible study that involves energy efficiency and/or renewable energy and/or enabling technologies; and b. applies to an industrial site or sites located in Australia with demonstrated alignment with one of the Target Sectors identified at Item 1.9; and c. addresses either or both Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions
  • Study takes place in Australia

$43 million

Stream A grants offer between $100K to $500K max 50% funding

Australia

Arena Industrial Energy Transformation Studies

Steam B: Engineering Studies

Agriculture, mining, manufacturing, gas supply, water supply, waste services and data centre sectors.

Program Open and assessed quarterly.

The program will provide $43 million in funding to assist large energy users to undertake engineering and feasibility studies to identify opportunities to lower energy costs and reduce emissions.

An Application can be submitted at any time while this Program remains open, but ARENA is likely to assess applications quarterly. A December 2022 application would see your application assessed in the first round

  • Eligible applicant
  • Hold an ABN and be an Australian entity.
  • Eligible study that involves energy efficiency and/or renewable energy and/or enabling technologies; and
    b. applies to an industrial site or sites located in Australia with demonstrated alignment with one of the Target Sectors identified at Item 1.9; and
    c. addresses either or both Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions

$43 million

Stream B grants offer between $250K to $5M max 50% funding

VIC

VIC Low Carbon Manufacturing Program

Business Growth Stream

Victorian manufacturers

Applications are open nowCloses 16th Nov 2023

The Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program will help manufacturers undertake large scale, productivity enhancing investments to enable them to participate in global supply chains for renewable energy and low carbon components, supporting Victoria’s transition to net zero.

The project must involve the development or purchase of new equipment, processes, skills, or technology that directly support the transition to net zero.

  • Be an eligible legal entity with an ABN; and
  • Registered for Workcover insurance with WorkSafe Victoria; and
  • Agree to meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  • Be currently engaged in manufacturing or the manufacturing supply chain or demonstrate a genuine commercial connection to the manufacturing supply chain in Victoria.
  • Provide financial reports for the last three financial years to conduct a Financial Risk Assessment (FRA).

Grants between $50,000 to $250,000 are available

VIC

VIC Low Carbon Manufacturing Program

Business readiness stream

Victorian manufacturers

Applications are open nowCloses 20th Nov 2023

Assists small to medium Victorian manufacturers to access business services, advice, or expertise to participate in low carbon and renewable energy supply chains.

Funding could support technology adoption, the commercialisation or late-stage research and development of products for local and global supply chains in response to emerging market opportunities in the transition to a low carbon economy.

  • Be an eligible legal entity with an ABN; and
  • Registered for Workcover insurance with WorkSafe Victoria; and
  • Agree to meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  • Be currently engaged in manufacturing or the manufacturing supply chain in Victoria.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available

NSW

NSW Submetering Grants Program

Energy Savings and can also have your business take advantage of the Energy Saving Schemes

Applications are open nowApplications close on the 2nd of December at 5.00PM AEDTAll projects must be complete by June 2023

This grant supports NSW businesses to install new submeters. Submeters are different to regular utility meters because they provide data about your equipment's performance. This data can then be used to help you save energy. A small investment in metering can have long-term financial benefits.

It can also help your business take advantage of Energy Savings Scheme incentives and other initiatives which require a minimum level of metering to be in place.

  • Must have an ABN
  • Be a business with a submetering project at an NSW site address
  • Spend a minimum of $200,000 a year on energy bills at that site
  • For commercial building: only the base building is eligible and the occupancy certificate must have been issued prior to 1 January 2022.

Grants of up to $50,000 are available

NSW High Emitting Industries Manufacturing and Mining

Applications are open now

This funding will help NSW highest emitting industries achieve significant and sustained emissions reductions by 2030.

This aligns with NSW’s target of net zero by 2050. The program aims to help industries achieve this target through the following 3 objectives:

  • Accelerating transformative decarbonisation projects
  • Helping industry thrive in a low carbon economy.
  • Supporting decarbonisation in high emitting facilities
  • Manufacturing or Mining sites with Scope 1 emissions of more than 90,000 tonnes CO2e

$305 million in total for the program.

Northmore Gordon is on government-appointed panels so we can help you best access funding from grants and programs. We help with:

> Project identification
> Application forms
> Measure and verify results
> Success fee or fixed fee models

Company Memberships and accreditations
  • Business coach for Medium Energy Users, NSW DPIE
  • Business coach for High Energy Users, NSW DPIE
  • Accredited Energy Services Company (ESCO), Singapore
  • Compressed Air and Steam Services Pilot delivery panel
  • Energy Efficiency Professional Services panel, NSW DPIE, under which we are pre-qualified to undertake:
    • Energy efficiency auditing services
    • Technical support for implementing energy efficiency projects
    • Energy efficiency measurement and verification services
    • Energy efficiency training services
  • Department of Agriculture Panel (VIC) to provide Energy Assessment services to Victorian Primary Producers
 

This, along with our up-to-date knowledge, allows us to help you access the following grants and programs. We consider fixed fees or base+success where we share the risk and rewards for some grant applications.

Northmore Gordon helps you unlock government funding

We help you to apply for the various grants and funding programs available from the government.

Project Identification

Application forms

Measure & Verify results

Success fee based model