Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Grant Program

Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Grant Program

Helps the manufacturing sector to increase their competitiveness in a low carbon future by implementing energy efficiency measures that reduce energy costs and operational emissions.

Queensland-based manufacturers looking to increase energy efficiency measures and technology, reduce energy usage and costs, reduce emissions and increase awareness of energy use are encouraged to apply for matched funding grants.

The MEEG Program will support eligible Queensland-based manufacturing SMEs by reimbursing up to 50 per cent of Eligible Project costs for projects undertaken by a SME manufacturer.

Grants of between $5,000 to $25,000 (excluding GST) will be:
– Available as matched funding for Eligible Project costs on a dollar-for-dollar cash basis
– Available for projects that align with the sustainability goals of the applicant and the MEEG Program Objectives
– Available for projects that support manufacturers to implement energy efficiency measures to reduce energy costs and operational emissions through adoption of energy efficiency
technologies, equipment, systems or processes
– Awarded following a demand driven process. The process involves an applicant submitting a completed application form. If the submitted application demonstrates that the applicant and the project satisfactorily meet all eligibility and assessment criteria, grants will be awarded to those applicants with the earliest submission date of a complete and proper application, where funding remains available to be allocated.

The objectives of the MEEG Program (Program Objectives) are to support the Queensland Government’s Energy and Jobs Plan and the department’s strategic direction by:
– Increasing the uptake of energy efficiency measures and technology by Queensland-based manufacturing SMEs
– Supporting Queensland-based manufacturing SMEs to reduce energy usage and costs
– Enabling carbon emissions reduction in support of the Queensland Government’s commitment to net-zero by 2050, as well as Queensland’s renewable energy and climate targets
– Increasing awareness of energy use by manufacturers.

To be eligible for the MEEG Program, an applicant must:
– Be a Queensland-based business whose principal activity and majority annual turnover is derived from manufacturing, as defined under Division C of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’
Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC), 2006
– Be registered for GST and hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN)
– Be an SME with between five and 200 full-time equivalent (FTE) employees. A minimum of five FTE employees must be located in Queensland.

Submitted applications will be assessed as they are received. Applications will close on 30 June 2024 or when all funding for this round is allocated.

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