Please note

The Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program – Business Growth Stream is now closed to applications.

Victorian manufacturers seeking assistance to access business services, advice, or expertise in order to participate in low carbon and renewable energy supply chains may be eligible to apply to the Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program – Business Readiness Stream.

The closing date for applications for funding under the Business Readiness Stream has now been extended to 17 February 2023.

More information is available at Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program – Business Readiness Stream.

Program overview

Victoria’s transition to net zero emissions will require components to be made at scale to support the shift to renewable energy and lower emission processes. This provides an opportunity for local manufacturers to grow, generating economic activity, securing well-paid jobs, increasing exports, and reducing Victoria’s reliance on volatile international supply chains.

The Low Carbon Manufacturing Grant Program – Business Growth Stream (the program) is an initiative to assist Victorian manufacturers to capitalise on opportunities to produce products or components that support the transition to decarbonisation and net zero emissions.

Grants of between $50,000 to $250,000 are available. All grants must be matched by a minimum cash co-contribution of $2 for every $1 granted.

Eligibility

The program is open to manufacturers with an existing presence in Victoria who are on a growth trajectory and require support to increase their capability to manufacture products or components for local and global supply chains associated with the transition to a low carbon economy.

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for assistance under the program:

  1. be an eligible legal entity; and
  2. hold an Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  3. be an employing business registered for WorkCover insurance with WorkSafe Victoria; and
  4. agree to meet any co-contribution requirements with eligible cash expenditure
  5. be currently engaged in manufacturing or the manufacturing supply chain or demonstrate a genuine commercial connection to the manufacturing supply chain in Victoria.
  6. attest that they:
    1. agree to conduct the proposed activities in Victoria
    2. have met all industrial relations obligations as an employer in accordance with the National Employment Standards; and
    3. will participate in future program evaluation activity; and
    4. will provide financial reports for the last three financial years to enable the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (the department) to conduct a Financial Risk Assessment (FRA).

What is available?

Grants of between $50,000 to $250,000 are available. All grants must be matched by a minimum cash co-contribution of $2 for every $1 granted.

Program guidelines

LCMGP – Business Growth Stream Program Guidelines (PDF 251.57 KB)PDF icon

LCMGP – Business Growth Stream Program Guidelines (DOC 142 KB)DOC icon

Project plan template

LCMGP – Business Growth Stream Project Plan Template (DOCX 76.34 KB)DOCX icon

How to apply

  1. carefully read these program guidelines and frequently asked questions (FAQs)
  2. compile all necessary supporting documents as detailed in the program guidelines and application form as outlined in the guidelines
  3. all applications must be accompanied by a project plan. Please use the available template.
  4. submit application online
  5. await email confirmation of application submission. Please check spam or junk mail if confirmation email cannot be seen in your inbox.