Co-funding for manufacturers

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Are you a business wanting to be more energy efficient?

The NSW government will co-fund your upgrades.

Round 1 closed

Have you already got a project with us? Find all round 1 information here.

New round 2

Under our new round 2 funding, you can apply for one of these offers:

  1. Metering and process optimisation
  2. Equipment upgrades

You can apply now. Applications close 5pm AEST on 10 August 2020.

1. Metering and process optimisation

Get up to $50,000 per site to install or upgrade energy metering and monitoring systems.

We will only fund projects that are linked to process optimisation.

For example, you could:

  • install metering and use data analysis to identify faulty equipment
  • install sensors and controls to improve combustion efficiency
  • fine-tune equipment so it operates more efficiently.

2. Equipment upgrades

Apply for up to $70,000 per site to install or upgrade to more energy efficient equipment.

For example, you could:

  • upgrade your boiler or chiller
  • modify your compressed air system
  • switch fuels or electrify equipment
  • install a heat recovery unit.


To qualify you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN) and be registered for GST
  • undertake manufacturing activities at a site in NSW.

How to apply

Step 1: Download the Manufacturing Efficiency Funding Guide (PDF 241kB).

Step 2: Complete the online application form:

We recommend that you use Google Chrome.

To help you, here is a list of the required fields (PDF 94kB) and the M&V design template (DOCX 2.9MB).

Step 3: Get a reference number and wait for your application to be assessed. All applications will be assessed once the funding round has closed.

Step 4: If you’re successful, sign the contract and implement the project. View the Sample funding contract (PDF 43kB).

Step 5: Once you have implemented your project, complete the relevant reporting documentation:

Please contact us at manufacturing [at] if you have any questions.

Do you need help scoping your project?

A subsidised energy coach will help your business manage energy costs and apply for funding.
Learn more about the offer and how to apply.


Round 1 has closed

This offer ran from 22 February 2019 to 31 July 2019.

Ninety manufacturing businesses are now doing projects after being awarded $4.2 million.

I am a current funding participant and want to get paid.

If you have received a funding contract, implemented your project, and are now seeking payment, you will need to fill out some forms.

All applicants need to complete forms 1 and 2.

For those who took up Offer 1 and Offer 2b, you will need to complete forms 1 to 4. Refer to your funding contract.

Need a hand?

manufacturing [at] (Contact us).


Page last updated on 18 June 2020