Grants Victoria - Environment


The Victorian Government grants directory enables you to search for government grants and assistance within the state of Victoria. Find here the community, education, legal and business grants or financial assistance which are available to you.

Grants Victoria is a directory of Victorian Government grants and assistance. Here you’ll find general information about grants and assistance for individuals, businesses and communities that can help you:

  • fund ideas and initiatives;
  • develop local and national solutions;
  • get assistance in times of hardship; and
  • access further information.

Victorian Government includes Departments, statutory authorities and government business enterprises.

Grants include funding programs, individual grants, fellowships and scholarships.

Assistance includes help or support in various forms for example, government concessions, such as the seniors card and the winter gas concession, goods, such as water saving rebates and shower heads, or funds,  such as the community safety fund grant, for citizens of Victoria.

We are working to ensure that information on Grants Victoria is current and will update accordingly.

Please Note: You should contact the relevant department or agency for more information about their individual grant or assistance programs.

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  • Grants

    Government funding for individuals or organisations for a specified purpose directed at achieving goals and objectives.

  • Assistance

    Help or support in various forms (e.g government concessions, goods or funds) for citizens of Victoria.

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    • 2018/19 Victorian Landcare Grants
      2018/19 Victorian Landcare Grants

      The Victorian Government has committed $1.8 million for Victorian Landcare Grants in 2018-19. These will support Landcare and other environmental volunteer groups to undertake projects that protect and restore the land and environment.

      Category: Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Not For Profit Community Organisations

      Opening date: 4 May 2018

      Closing date: 12 June 2018

      Status: Open

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Aboriginal Water Grants Program 2017/18
      Aboriginal Water Grants Program 2017/18

      Through Water for Victoria, the Victorian Government is investing $4.7 million over four years in research on Country and local projects with Traditional Owners and Aboriginal Victorians to properly understand Aboriginal water values, uses, aims and

      Category: Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Not For Profit Community Organisations

      Opening date: 14 December 2017

      Closing date: 7 February 2018

      Status: Closed

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Better Commercial Buildings Program
      Better Commercial Buildings Program

      Sustainability Victoria is offering matched funding of up to $30,000 to boost the performance of commercial buildings. Commercial building owners, agents, tenants and facility managers in Victoria can apply for funding to:

      - Conduct energy audits via a panel of pre-approved service providers
      - Implement energy efficiency upgrades of their choice
      - Measure and verify building efficiency improvement

      This program can also facilitate access to third-party finance to assist with upgrades.

      Commercial buildings include offices, hotels, retail and data centres, and some mixed-use buildings.

      Category: Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Businesses and For Profit Organisation

      Opening date: 1 September 2017

      Closing date: 30 June 2018

      Status: Open

      Sustainability Victoria

    • Collaborative Council - Sustainability Fund Partnerships - Round 7
      Collaborative Council - Sustainability Fund Partnerships - Round 7

      Round 7 – of the Collaborative Council – Sustainability Fund Partnerships provides opportunities for councils to collaborate on procurement projects focused on an environmentally sustainable outcome. Funded by the Victorian Government’s Sustainability Fund, the CC-SFP will provide funding to councils to collaborate with each other on a joint business case, feasibility study or project to achieve positive business and environmental outcomes. Projects must align with the Sustainability Fund legislation.

      Category: Environment, Local Government

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Local councils

      Opening date: 18 April 2018

      Closing date: 7 June 2018

      Status: Open

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Community Water Rebate Program
      Community Water Rebate Program

      The Community Water Rebate Program is a targeted water rebate program to assist water corporations’ vulnerable and hardship customers. The program includes a range of products and services to improve water efficiency in households.

      Category: Agriculture, Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Individuals, Local councils

      Status: Ongoing

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Custom Upgrades Grants
      Custom Upgrades Grants

      The Victorian government will support the participation of early adopters of Victorian Energy Upgrades’ Measurement and Verification (M&V) method for a custom upgrades project. Custom upgrades projects are large, complex energy saving projects where “off the shelf” activities are not appropriate. To support their uptake, the Victorian Government is providing grants of up to $25,000 to support eligible businesses to participate. The work can be used to develop case studies, which will focus on building the business case for participation in Victorian Energy Upgrades.

      Category: Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Businesses and For Profit Organisation, Local councils, Not For Profit Community Organisations

      Opening date: 23 April 2018

      Closing date: 14 June 2018

      Status: Open

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Living Heritage Program - Community Heritage Grants Program Round 3
      Living Heritage Program - Community Heritage Grants Program Round 3

      The Living Heritage Program will provide $36.5 million over four years to safeguard and reactivate Victoria's key heritage resources.

      Category: Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Local councils, Not For Profit Community Organisations

      Opening date: 1 February 2018

      Closing date: 13 April 2018

      Status: Closed

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Powerline replacement fund
      Powerline replacement fund

      Funding the installation of safer electricity infrastructure in areas of highest bushfire risk.

      Category: Environment, Infrastructure

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Individuals

      Opening date: 22 September 2017

      Closing date: 28 February 2018

      Status: Closed

      Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

    • Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Program
      Social Impact Investment for Sustainability Program

      The Victorian Government is supporting investment-ready social enterprises to create new jobs and training opportunities, respond to climate change, avoid and recover waste and improve resource efficiency in the Victorian community.

      The program provides a combination of grant and low interest loan. Investment-ready social enterprises can apply for up to $200,000 as a combination grant and low interest (2.5%) loan to scale up (expand) their operations.

      The program is merit-based and involves two stages – an Expression of Interest (EOI), followed by a comprehensive financial assessment to be conducted by Foresters Group.

      The program guidelines and EOI application form is available on www.sustainability.vic.gov.au

      Closing Date: When funds are fully subscribed or advised by Sustainability Victoria

      Category: Business, Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Businesses and For Profit Organisation

      Status: Ongoing

      Sustainability Victoria

    • SV Business - Boosting Productivity Energy Assessment Grant
      SV Business - Boosting Productivity Energy Assessment Grant

      Businesses spending over $20,000 a year on energy can apply for an SV Boosting Business Productivity energy assessment grant of up to $20,000.

      An energy assessment will identify potential energy efficiency improvements for your business, review pricing tariffs, and suitable renewable energy options.

      Two types of grants are available:

      Basic energy assessment – businesses will receive up to $5000 to invest in energy efficiency. The grant will cover up to $2000 towards the cost of a basic energy assessment and a further $3000 bonus to implement energy efficiency actions.

      Detailed energy assessment – Businesses will receive up to $20,000 to invest in energy efficiency. The grant will cover half of the cost of an assessment up to $15,000 and a $5000 bonus to be used to implement energy efficiency actions.

      Category: Business, Environment

      Type: Grants

      Eligibility: Businesses and For Profit Organisation

      Opening date: 12 October 2016

      Closing date: 28 September 2018

      Status: Open

      Sustainability Victoria

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