Sustainable business

Funding For Sustainable Businesses

Forty eight per cent of greenhouse gas emissions generated in Port Phillip comes from the non-residential sector. Funding opportunities can help to make it possible for businesses to operate more sustainably; improving energy efficiency, accessing renewable energy and reducing water and waste. 

We've compiled a list of funding opportunities that are open to businesses within Port Phillip looking to operate more sustainably. 

Commercial Building Efficiency
Cut your buildings costs by saving materials, managing waste or improving energy efficiency

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

Gas Efficiency Grants
Grants of up to $50,000 are available for businesses to improve energy productivity and affordability, support jobs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Materials Efficiency Program
The Boosting Productivity materials efficiency grants program is open to manufacturing businesses with potential to improve materials efficiency.

Social Impact Investment For Sustainability
The Victorian Government is supporting investment-ready social enterprises to create new jobs, respond to climate change and improve resource efficiency. 

Victorian Energy Upgrades
This is a Victorian Government program providing households and businesses with access to discounts on energy-efficient products and services.

Future Industries Fund Manufacturing Program                          

Businesses can decrease their energy use per unit of output as a result of acquiring state-of-the-art manufacturing capability.

Future Industries Fund Sector Growth Program                          

This program could support a group of businesses looking to investigate a shared infrastructure solution that would assist in managing energy costs.

New Energy Technologies

The Victorian Government's $20 million New Energy Jobs Fund will support Victorian-based projects that create long-term sustainable jobs.

Small-scale Renewable Energy Scheme   

The SRES creates a financial incentive for households, small businesses and community groups to install eligible small-scale renewable energy systems such as solar water heaters, heat pumps, solar photovoltaic (PV) systems, small-scale wind systems, or small-scale hydro systems.

Sustainable Melbourne Fund
Businesses can apply for finance to fund any improvements to their energy, water or waste performance, including installing solar.

If you are aware of other sustainable funding opportunities for businesses in Port Phillip please email us at