New grants for Victorian businesses 23 November 2015

Sustainability Victoria is offering grants for Victorian businesses to undertake assessments of their materials and energy use, and identify opportunities to operate more efficiently and save money.

Part of the Victorian Government’s $10.5 million waste funding package, the Resource Assessment Grants will support small and medium sized businesses to engage a consultant to undertake an energy or materials efficiency assessment of their operations.

Sustainability Victoria CEO Stan Krpan expressed how important it was for businesses to operate efficiently and sustainably.

“Investing in energy or materials efficiency upgrades can save your business thousands of dollars each year, improve overall productivity, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” Mr Krpan said.

Businesses can apply for up to $5,000 for an energy assessment and up to $10,000 for a materials or combined materials and energy assessment.

Businesses that have participated in the Resource Assessments and can show evidence of implementing one or more recommendations from their assessment, will be eligible to receive an implementation bonus of up to $3,000 to act on the opportunities identified.

Applications for energy resource assessment grants close Friday 12 February 2016, and those for materials assessments close Friday 13 May 2016.

For more information and to apply see resource assessment grants.

Source: Sustainability Victoria