Energy Efficient Small Business Grants: Apply Now
Small businesses in Mitchell can apply for a share in $9 million of grants under the Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program. Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, 26 August 2020.
Up to $20,000 will be available to small businesses with an annual turnover of less than $10 million to upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption, invest in monitoring systems to better manage energy use and conduct energy audits to investigate other opportunities for efficiency.
Federal Member for Mitchell, the Hon Alex Hawke MP, said small businesses are key to getting the economy back on track as Australia responds to the impact of COVID-19.
“Small businesses across Mitchell are the lifeblood of our community and the backbone of the Australian economy. Providing support to unlock energy savings in their operations will only add to the resilience of these businesses,” Alex Hawke said.
To ensure an equitable distribution of funding across Australia, up to three grants per electorate will be awarded to eligible small businesses.
The Energy Efficient Communities Program was announced as part of the Government’s Climate Solutions Package in the 2019 Federal Budget.
The program will deliver grants to help businesses and community organisations to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies, and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.
Small business owners who wish to apply for a grant can access the guidelines and application forms at business.gov.au, or by telephone on 13 28 46.
The Government is also offering free advice to help small businesses and their representatives get better energy deals and increase their energy efficiency through the Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP).
Further information on BEAP and the Energy Efficient Communities Program is available at energy.gov.au.