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Grants available for food and beverage manufacturers

Grants available for food and beverage manufacturers

Small and medium-sized food and drink makers can now apply for a grant of up to $25,000 each under the Australian government’s latest $19.9 million round. Efficient Energy Communities (EEC) Program.

Grants can be used to replace existing equipment with more energy-efficient models, conduct energy audits, or improve energy monitoring and management, helping manufacturing companies reduce electricity bills and emissions .

Deputy Minister to the Minister for Industry, Energy and Emissions Reduction Tim Wilson said the program targets food and beverage manufacturers, which include some of the largest small and medium-sized businesses. energy guzzlers from Australia.

‘Because they are the engine room of the economy employing one in four manufacturing workers, the Morrison Government is supporting food and drink makers to compete through subsidies to reduce their energy costs and reduce their emissions as part of Australia’s carbon solution. neutral future,” said Assistant Minister Wilson.

“We support fantastic Australian manufacturers like Bellevue Orchard based in Officer, Victoria. Businesses like this and others across the country will benefit from investing in new energy-efficient technologies and gaining a deeper understanding of their energy use. »

Applications close February 18, 2022 or earlier if funding runs out before then.

More information, grant guidelines and application forms are available at www.business.gov.au/EECFB, or by phone at 13 28 46.

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