Available Grants December 2020


Global Gateway Program

The Victorian Government’s $15.7 million Export recovery package is aimed to help Victorian exporters recover from challenges provided by COVID-19.

Eligible Victorian businesses can apply for a once-off $50,000 grant to engage professional services that will deliver project activities to support their export recovery.

Business must make a co-contribution of at least 20 percent of the project.

Who is eligible for the funding?

  • Located in Victoria.
  • Hold an ABN.
  • Demonstrate an annual export revenue of at least $2 million in either the 2018/19 or 2019/20 financial years.
  • Meet all industrial relations obligations as an employer.

When does the grant close?

Grant applications are now open and will close at 11.59 pm on Sunday 17 January 2021.

Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund (BREEF)

Capital Works

The Capital Works Grant program supports the installation of energy efficiency equipment and technologies by businesses to reduce their energy bills.

Specifically funding will be provided to projects that involve:

  • purchase and installation of energy efficiency equipment
  • replacement of emissions-intensive equipment with low-emissions alternatives
  • purchase of communications and monitoring technology

Energy Demand Management

The Energy Demand Management Grant program will support the installation of energy management systems, energy assessments, and demand management solutions for businesses looking to reduce their energy bills.

Funding will be provided to projects that involve:

  • capital investment in technology needed to enable demand response, including communications and control technology
  • professional advice to support the uptake of demand-side opportunities
  • feasibility studies
  • energy audits
  • cost-benefit analysis
  • implementing steps under/or formal accreditation to the ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems framework.

Who is eligible for the funding?

For both of the BREEF applications the requirements are as follows:

  • Use in excess of 40 Megawatts of electricity or 1 Terajoule of gas per year.
  • Operate in Victoria.
  • Hold an ABN.

When do the grants close?

Applications for both of the BREEF grant programs close on the following dates:

  • Phase 1: 2 pm, Thursday 31 December 2020
  • Phase 2: 2 pm, Sunday 31 January 2021.

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