The review of the Energy Efficient Communities Program Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants program has been completed. We will be contacting all applicants regarding the status of their application from the week commencing 3 October 2022.

Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) Program - Food and Beverage Manufacturing Business Grants

The grant provides small/medium businesses up to $25,000 to improve energy efficiency practices and technologies and better manage energy consumption to reduce their power bills.
This grant is currently closed to applications

What do you get?

Funding from between $10,000 and $25,000 to reduce the energy consumption of your business.

Who is this for?

The grant is targeted at small and medium food and beverage manufacturing businesses.


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.


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Key documents

Grant opportunity guidelines

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Sample grant application form

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Promotional brochure

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