Farm Energy Audit & Capital Grant Program
30 Aug, 2018
The Tasmanian Government has announced grants of up to $20,000 for Energy-Efficient Infrastructure on Farms.
Maximum grant assistance available is $20,000 per applicant, which can be divided between an Audit Grant and a Capital Infrastructure Grant.
The Farm Energy Audit & Capital Grant Program is available over the next three years, with applications remaining open until the allocation for each financial year is fully committed.
Applicants can be approved for funding under each grant type only once.
Under this revised scheme, Farmers are able to access funding for energy & irrigation audits to receive expert advice to assist with identifying energy-saving measures for their farm, and to support investment in infrastructure such as:
- solar panels
- battery storage
- irrigation pumps
- heating/cooling equipment
Energy & Irrigation Audit Grant
This grant is designed to assist Tasmanian Farmers to engage a suitably qualified professional to undertake an Energy Audit and/or Irrigation Audit of their farm.
Funding is available on a 2:1 basis – for every $2 of grant funds provided by the government, the Farmer must contribute $1. The minimum amount that will be contributed by the Tasmanian Government for this purpose is $1,000 (a total audit cost of $1,500).
MODE Electrical are qualified to undertake Energy Audits for your farm.
We would be delighted to assist you in improving the energy efficiency of your Farm. Contact us today to discuss your options.
Capital Infrastructure Grant
Farmers can receive dollar-for dollar contributions for the purchase of new energy-saving or energy-efficient capital infrastructure to support improved or optimised farm energy efficiency, as recommended by an audit prepared by a suitably qualified professional.
For every $1 of grant funds provided, successful applicants must contribute at least $1. The minimum grant assistance for a Capital Infrastructure Grant is $1,000 (a total purchase cost of $2,000).
For further detail see the Program Guidelines.
To apply, see the Department of State Growth’s Program Website.