Energy Efficient Communities Program – Dairy Farming Business Grants

Funder:  Federal – Industry

Grant Background: The objective of the Energy Efficient Communities Program grant opportunity is to support Australian dairy farming businesses to save energy through:

  • replace existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • install or replace a component/s to help an existing system run more efficiently
  • carry out on-farm energy audits
  • carry out monitoring of energy usage and emissions.

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • replacing existing equipment with higher efficiency equipment
  • installing or replacing a component to help an existing system run more efficiently (for example installing solar pre-heating for a hot water system, installing a variable speed drive on a vacuum pump, installing heat recovery from milk cooling equipment to pre-heat hot water, installing remote monitoring equipment for water storage or pasture condition)
  • energy audits
  • investment feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades
  • monitoring of energy consumption and emissions.

$ Available: Up to $20 000.00.

Eligibility:  To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • be licensed to operate a dairy cow farming business in Australia – providing, where relevant, a Dairy Registration Number from a recognised authority

And you must be one of the following entities:

  • a company incorporated in Australia
  • a co-operative
  • an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust
  • a partnership
  • a sole trader

Key Dates: Closes on 17 August 2020


Happy to chat if you need a hand with your application and please share this grant opportunity with anyone who may be interested. Good luck, Melanie

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