Innovation grants

Innovation grants

Next round opens late 2019

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

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 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.


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

Grants team02 9265 9333

Key dates

Grant round 1

  • Applications open: 6 February 2019
  • Applications close: 11 March 2019
  • Project timeframe: 1 August 2019–31 July 2020
  • Recommendations to Council: Mid-2019

Grant round 2

  • Applications open: 19 June 2019
  • Applications close: 22 July 2019
  • Project timeframe: 1 January 2020–31 December 2020
  • Recommendations to Council: Late-2019

Grant round 3

  • Applications open: 23 October 2019
  • Applications close: 18 November 2019
  • Project timeframe: 1 May 2020–31 April 2021
  • Recommendations to Council: Early-2020

Recommendations to Council is the time when applications are discussed and councillors decide to support or reject the recommendations presented to them.

Subscribe to our newsletter to stay informed.

Last updated: Friday, 23 August 2019