Innovation grants

Innovation grants

Now open

Closes 5pm 20 November 2017

To find out more and to apply, contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333.

Innovation grants

Innovation funding aims to support the development or implementation of new technologies or processes that are currently not being used in the local market, but have the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve efficiencies that could be applied across our area.

Please see the grants and sponsorship guidelines for expected program outcomes, assessment criteria and eligibility.

Funding available

Funding under the innovation funding stream is available in 2 categories:

  • Feasibility studies that investigate innovative environmental solutions with the potential to improve environmental performance across a range of buildings and facilities in Sydney. Up to $20,000 is available in this category, with support to be matched by 25% or more cash or value in-kind from the applicant.
  • Demonstration projects that implement solutions to reduce resource consumption and can be rolled out at scale. Up to $80,000 is available in this category with funds to be matched by 50% or more cash or value in-kind from the applicant.

Applications are made via a 2 stage process.  Stage 1, the submission of a concept note. Following review, applicants may then be invited to stage 2, the submission of a formal application.


For more information about this program or how to apply, please contact: 

Grants team02 9265 9333

Key dates

Grant round Applications open Applications close Project timeframe
Round 1 8 February 2017 13 March 2017 1 August 2017 - 31 July 2018
Round 2 19 June 2017 24 July 2017 1 December 2017 - 30 November 2018
Round 3 23 October 2017 20 November 2017 1 May 2018 - 30 April 2019

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Last updated: Friday, 10 November 2017