Innovation grants

Innovation grants

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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 4 28 November 2016 5pm 3 January 2017 1 April 2017–31 March 2018


The 2017 grants calendar will be released by mid-January.  Please check this website then for further information and ensure you subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

Last updated: Friday, 6 January 2017