New Grants

The objective of New Energy Jobs Fund (NEJF) Grants Round 6 aims to deliver a broad range of products and services through grants of up to $1m for renewable energy and energy efficiency feasibility studies, business cases and implementation-ready capital works projects.

Deadlines and Timings

Applications must be submitted by 5PM AEST, Friday, 12th August 2022.

Application assessment will be on August to September 2022. Notifications are out by October, and funding agreement execution will be on November 2022.

Overview and Grant Amount

Transitioning to clean energy provides a myriad of benefits amongst which are supporting local jobs, lowering energy costs and boosting the economy. Projects should demonstrate they will support some, or all, of the following considerations:

  • increase the uptake of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions
  • create and support renewable energy jobs in Victoria
  • where possible, utilise local content i.e., skills and services, to deliver the project
  • deliver social, economic, and environmental benefits to communities and businesses in Victoria

Up to $1 million is available in grants funding under NEJF Round 6. Projects seeking a funding amount of less than $100,000 will be considered more favourably.

Eligibility and Criteria

To be eligible, you must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • must operate in Victoria
  • must provide evidence of how long it has been in operation to date, and
  • must have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • lead applicant must be a commercial-for-profit; or a not-for-profit entity, co-operative, or social enterprise; or a Victorian local government; or a Victorian State government public entity

Previous recipients of NEJF Rounds One to Five are encouraged to apply.

See previous grant recipients from round Five

Eligible Activities

NEJF Round Six will support new renewable energy and energy efficiency projects across Victoria. Applicants must demonstrate that their project will:

  • increase or plan to increase the uptake of renewable energy generation or reduce energy consumption
  • reduce or plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • use commercially ready renewable energy or energy efficiency technology if implementing a capital works project
  • be located in Victoria
  • be co-funded by the applicant, and
  • be completed by 31 December 2023.

Applicants will be considered favourably where they can evidence that their project will:

  • be ready to begin immediately upon execution of a funding agreement
  • create or support long-term sustainable jobs
  • drive innovation in new energy technologies
  • require less than $100,000 in grant funding, and
  • be 50% co-funded by the applicant and/or participating organisations

Applicants will be considered favourably if the co-contribution amount is 50% or higher of the total project value and the co-contribution consists of 80% or higher monetary contribution.

NEJF Round 6 will not fund:

  • feasibility studies or business cases that have already commenced
  • projects that have already commenced construction
  • routine or ongoing maintenance works
  • salaries and staffing expenses
  • land acquisition, and
  • recurrent operating costs

Applicants are encouraged to read through all the criteria set by the guidelines of this grant and submit their applications online.

Frequently asked questions.

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