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Brisbane City Council Sustainability Grants

  • by HFM Asset Management
  • Aug 17, 2018

Brisbane city council sustainability grants

Brisbane City Council’s Sustainability Grants aid non-profit organisations to undertake actions to support the reduction of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions of their facilities. Funding is provided towards an energy audit according to AS/NZS 3598.1:2014 and implementation of associated energy efficiency measures.

Energy and water assessments can assist by;

  • Understand where and how energy and water is utilised in your building
  • Identify opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce operational cost
  • Benchmark against your peers and identify opportunities for improvements

Who is eligible?

  • An applicant should be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.
  • An unincorporated not-for-profit organisation or community group may also apply, under the auspices of an incorporated not-for-profit organisation prepared to act as a sponsor.
  • The sponsor must be able to accept legal and financial responsibility for the applicant’s project.
  • Applicants must not have any overdue Council grant acquittals or outstanding debts with Council.

What can be funded?

  • If an existing energy audit has been completed within the last 12 months, $10,000 to implement energy efficiency measures identified as priorities by the audit.
  • Applicants without an energy audit can apply for up to $10,000 in total, up to $5,000 for energy audits plus the remaining funds towards implementing energy efficiency measures. The maximum amount of funding provided towards the audit will be 20% of the organisation’s total energy costs during the past 12 months, capped at $5,000. Organisations with low energy consumption, where 20% of their total energy costs do not provide adequate funds for an audit are still eligible to apply.
  • Schools can apply for funding for facilities that have a substantial use by the broader community for non-commercial purposes and must be able to demonstrate such use.

I’m Interested, what are the next steps?

HFM can assist your organisation to understand the full eligibility criteria and assist in applying for grants. Contact us on 1300 021 420 or via email at

Rob Rye – Lead Consultant, Asset Management & Facility Advisory


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