Community Energy Upgrades Fund  

Agency: Department of Industry, Science and Resources (DISR) 

Closing: 30 April 2024 

Eligibility: Local Government  

The fund will deliver $100 million over 2 funding rounds and will run over 3 years from 2024-25. The program will co-fund energy efficiency and electrification upgrades for local governments to deliver reduced energy bills and emissions from local government owned and/or operated facilities.  

50% cash co contribution is needed. 

The minimum grant amount is $25,000, the maximum grant amount is $2,500,000.  

Eligible activities may include one or more of the following:  

  • load flexibility/demand management systems, e.g. air-conditioning controls upgrades including demand management capabilities at a civic centre  
  • electrification upgrades, e.g. the replacement of a gas boiler with a heat pump and heat recovery at an aquatic centre electric vehicle charging infrastructure, e.g. smart electric vehicle charging for multiple vehicles at a depot for local government vehicles  
  • energy efficiency upgrades, e.g. variable speed drives fitted to electric motors at a wastewater treatment plant  
  • behind the meter renewables generation and storage, e.g. a rooftop solar power system with a virtual power plant enabled energy storage system at a childcare centre  

Link for information here