Grants of up to $25k for SME food & beverage manufacturers now open for application


Small and medium food and beverage manufacturers can now apply for up to $25k in grants through the Energy Efficient Communities Program.

Applications close on 18 February 2022, however, grants will be awarded to eligible applicants on a first come, first served basis.


Visit the grants information page to find out the business eligibility criteria and to learn which energy-saving activities will be funded through the program. On this page you can also view a recording of the information session on the grants, which was hosted on 10 January 2022.


Other key points:

  • Eligible small and medium businesses in the sector can apply for grants between $10,000 and $25,000 for projects that improve energy efficiency.

  • Grants will be paid upfront with no co-contribution requirement.

  • Up to $19.984 million is available with a funding allocation for each state and territory.

  • Applications will close on 18 February 2022 (or earlier if state or territory funding limits are exhausted).

  • Applicants will need to choose from a list of eligible projects outlined in Appendix A of the Grant Guidelines.

Businesses are encouraged to regularly check business.gov.au for more information about this grant opportunity.


Learn about the types of opportunities to optimise consumption, lower bills, improve productivity and reduce emissions which may be eligible for funding with these fact sheets from the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

This grant opportunity is administered by the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources in accordance with the Commonwealth Grants Rules and Guidelines.