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New South Wales

Finance and funding opportunities for the state of NSW can be found here.

We haven't tracked them all yet, so please advise us if you know of finance or funding opportunities that could be included.

 

Name of program: Smart Distributed Batteries Project

Who is it for: 

  • approximately 650 residential and small business customers, with preference to those who went through bushfires
  • covering the NSW south coast, and NSW councils surrounding the ACT

Who's funding it? NSW government

Conditions: 

  • A $4,950 discount on a Tesla Powerwall 2 energy storage system
  • Pricing based on a standard single phase installation and subject to availability.
  • Additional site specific charges may apply.
  • Subject to site inspection
  • Customers will be required to join the virtual power plant (VPP) to receive the discount

When does funding close? OPEN

How do I apply? Click here

 

Name of program: Electric vehicle destination charging grants

Who is it for: 

  • located in an eligible regional NSW local government area (LGA)   
  • an approved destination type as listed in the guidelines 

Who's funding it? NSW government

Conditions: 

  • NSW Government will fund the following for up to 4 EV charging ports per site:  

    • 75% towards the cost of an eligible 7 kW and/or 22 kW electric vehicle charger(s) 
    • 75% towards the cost of installation (capped at $3,000 per charging port)    
    • 75% towards the first year of an eligible annual EV charger software subscription.  

When does funding close? 3 May 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 

Name of program: Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises

Intended outcome: 

  • supporting businesses to upgrade or replace inefficient equipment and implement other energy efficiency activities.
  • assists businesses to lower their energy use and improve their energy efficiency. It will also contribute to easing energy price fluctuations for businesses.   

Who is it for: 

  • small to medium sized businesses with an employee headcount of 1 to 199 employees.

Who’s funding it? Australian government, Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water

Conditions:

  • grants of between $10,000 and $25,000
  • grants must fund a range of energy efficiency activities, such as: 

    • upgrading or replacing inefficient technologies, such as changing existing display fridge cabinets with more efficient models, or gas cookers with electric equivalents.  
    • improving space and water heating systems  
    • conducting energy audits 
    • installing energy monitoring systems. 
  • businesses are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible.

When does funding close? Closing 8 April 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 

 

Name of program: Protecting our Places Program

Who is it for:

  • Aboriginal community organisations and groups

Aim of funding:

  • contribute to ongoing sustainable management of significant Aboriginal cultural landscapes in NSW
  • contribute to healthier environments and communities
  • develop project management capabilities of Aboriginal groups
  • encourage new collaborations and positive relationships with other organisations, government and stakeholders.

Who’s funding it? NSW Government

Conditions:

  • Grants of up to $80,000 are available over 2 stages:

    • Stage 1 Planning – up to $12,000 for project planning.
    • Stage 2 Implementation – up to $67,000 to complete the project on-ground works, plus $1,000 quarantined for the mandatory financial audit, totalling $68,000.
  • support to develop and deliver a project plan is available

When does funding close? 2 April 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

Name of program: Rebate swap for solar offer

Who is it for: 

  • homeowners on low incomes

Who's funding it? NSW government

Conditions: 

  • funding provided for installation of a 3 kilowatt solar systems on a home

To be eligible, you must:

  • currently receive the Low Income Household Rebate
  • agree not to receive the rebate for 10 years
  • hold a valid Pensioner Concession Card or Department of Veterans’ Affairs Gold Card
  • own and live in your house
  • not already have a solar PV system

If you are not the registered homeowner but your spouse is, your household may be eligible.

When does funding close? OPEN

How do I apply? Click here


 

Thanks to Josh Withers for the photo!