Assistant Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction, Tim Wilson says from 12 January 2022, small and medium food and beverage manufacturers can apply for a grant of up to $25,000 each to save money on energy bills, improve energy efficiency and adopt new energy technologies under the latest $19.9 million round of the Energy Efficient Communities (EEC) program.
“The grants can be used to replace existing equipment with more energy efficient models, carry out energy audits, or improve energy monitoring and management – helping manufacturing businesses lower their power bills and emissions. The food and beverage manufacturing industry is the largest manufacturing sector in Australia, contributing around $22.4 billion to the economy. The Australian Government is supporting this vital sector of the economy as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.”
More information, grant guidelines and application forms are available at www.business.gov.au/EECFB, or telephone on 13 28 46.