New Grants

The state government has committed to a range of initiatives to address climate change in Western Australia.

An important part of meeting this challenge will be new, low emission technologies and the development of renewable energy supplies that reduce the state’s carbon footprint. The Low Emissions Energy Development (LEED) Fund supports the technological development required to cut greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector and contributes to the national target of 20 per cent renewable energy by 2020.

On 18 May 2011, the Government of Western Australia called for applications to be considered for funding under the fourth funding round of the LEED Fund. Up to $8 million will be available for allocation to suitable projects in this round.


Funding of $250,000 or more is available.

Applicants will be required to demonstrate a 1:3 leverage ratio, meaning that for every dollar of LEED funding, three dollars of funding sources from elsewhere will be required. Applicants should indicate the sources of this funding and how much is proposed to be in-kind and the nature of any in-kind funding. Applicants should note that this 1:3 ratio should exclude other state government funding

Eligibility Criteria.

Is your proposal consistent with WA government policy as outlined in the Application guidelines?
Are the emissions reductions in your proposal linked to either the production of energy or reduction in its use?
Are you seeking a total of $250,000 or more of LEED funding?
Will most activity and expenditure in the proposed activity occur in WA?
Is funding being sought for a new project (i.e. one that has not already commenced at the time of making this application)?
For every dollar of LEED funding identified can you deliver three dollars of funding from other non-WA state government sources?
Is your organisation either:

  • a university
  • a business with an ABN
  • a public authority
  • an incorporated not for profit organisation?
If your application is successful, will your project be completed within 10 years of being awarded funding?
Will the new technology underpinning your project be commercially viable by 2020?

The LEED Fund Application guidelines provide additional information to assist in preparing your application. These can be downloaded from this web page or can be requested by contacting

If you need assistance to prepare your application or require further information, please contact the LEED Fund manager at DEC’s Climate Change Unit on (08) 6467 5545 or email

Applications should be lodged by 5pm (WST), Wednesday 29 June 2011.

Please note that it is your responsibility to ensure the application is lodged by this deadline. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered unless there is conclusive evidence that the application was mishandled.

Electronic lodgment of applications is preferred and should be emailed to before the deadline.

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