Ratings and assessment grants

Ratings and assessment grants

Now open

Closes 5pm 13 March

Register to attend a Q&A session on 28 Feburary

To find out more contact the grants team on 02 9265 9333

Ratings and assessment grants

Ratings and assessment funding supports organisations to undertake energy ratings and audits for the first time. The cost of first-year energy assessments can be a significant barrier to organisations, and this funding seeks to mitigate this cost.

Support is provided for credible industry accepted environmental performance ratings and energy audits.

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

Successful applicants must commit to implement cost-effective opportunities identified as outlined in the guidelines.

Funding available

Funding is provided for credible industry accepted environmental performance ratings and is currently focusing on NABERS energy ratings and energy audits. Funding is currently available for:

  • NABERS energy and/or water ratings: Funds are available for works to be undertaken and developed by an accredited NABERS assessor –
    • Year 1: the City will provide a maximum of $10,000 towards a NABERS energy or water rating and action plan.
    • Year 2: the City will provide 50% of funds to a maximum of $5,000 towards a second NABERS energy or water rating and action plan.
  • EarthCheck and/or Green Star Performance certification: Funds up to $10,000 are available for an EarthCheck or Green Star Performance certification and action plan.
  • Energy audits: A maximum of $15,000 in funding is available for energy audits that adhere to Australian Standard AS3598.
  • Grid connection feasibility study for mid-sized solar PV: A maximum of $15,000 in funding is available for grid connection feasibility studies to be undertaken by an Ausgrid accredited electrical engineer for solar PV systems between 30kW and 100kW. 
  • Water and/or energy assessments for residential apartments: Funds up to $10,000 are available to undertake a range of water and energy assessments that could include lighting assessments, technical investigations of plant and equipment, or whole building water and energy assessments.

If you have undertaken a rating, assessment or energy audit in the past 3 years, you can’t submit an application for the same type of project again. You may submit an application for another type of rating or audit.

Contacts

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, 24 February 2017