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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

 

 

Who is it for:

  • low-income renters and apartment residents in social housing properties - a mix of NSW Government-owned and managed homes, along with those overseen by community housing providers

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

Conditions: 

  • Priority will be given to the least energy-efficient properties – often older homes built prior to minimum construction standards – along with locations that experience extreme heat and cold
  • Over 24,000 homes will be eligible for upgrades including heat pump hot water systems, ceiling fans, reverse-cycle air conditioners, solar systems, insulation and draught proofing

When does funding close? Funding opens in 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 

Purpose of the funding?

  • to build capacity of Aboriginal organisations through the delivery of programs, services, infrastructure, or future planning activities that are designed to reflect local needs and provide enduring benefit for local Aboriginal communities within the Central-West Orana REZ
  • Increase capacity of local Aboriginal organisations to support the delivery of community services, participate in opportunities in the Central-West Orana REZ and access future funding opportunities;
  • Improve Aboriginal employment opportunities through access to education, skills and training programs; and
  • Improve outcomes for Aboriginal people by supporting better access to health services, housing and accommodation, and other cultural programs or services.

Who is it for?

  • First Nations organisations 
    • Local Aboriginal Land Councils (LALCs)
    • not-for-profit, incorporated Aboriginal community organisations (i.e. initiated by, controlled and operated by Aboriginal people and/or governed by a board or committee of Aboriginal people)

Who's funding it? NSW Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

What’s available?

  • Grants from $20,000 to $1,000,000

Conditions: 

  • Eligible Applicants are encouraged to identify potential partnerships, including partnerships across funding streams between LALCs and Aboriginal Community Organisations

When does funding close? 14 July 2026

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

 

 

Name of program: Shoalhaven Solar & Battery Program

Intended outcome: 

  • to help Shoalhaven homeowners get solar installed and become energy independent

Who is it for:

  • Homeowners

Who’s funding it? Shoalhaven Solar Program

Conditions:

  • applicants can claim $2,400 - $10,000 in rebates and subsidies depending on system size requirements

When does funding close? Open 

How do I apply? Click here

 

 


 

Thanks to Josh Withers for the photo!