What Is The Grant?
The Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) Round 1 will support businesses to upgrade or replace inefficient equipment to improve their energy efficiency.
The objectives of the program are to: 

  • improve energy efficiency practices and increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies 
  • assist small and medium businesses to manage their energy usage and costs
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

Who is Eligible?
SME’s with an employee headcount from 1-199 employees are eligible to apply.
*Please refer to the attached Guidelines for complete eligible criteria.
What Funding does the Grant Provide?
Grants from $10,000 to $25,000 to cover up to 100% of eligible project expenditure.
How Do I Apply?
Businesses will need to establish an account to access the online portal at
Application are available through the link below:
Applications are limited so we recommend you to apply ASAP.
Frequently Asked Questions

What are the examples of eligible activities and expenditures?

  • Replacing non LED Lights with LED lights
  • Install automatic lighting control equipment
  • Replace an existing refrigerated display cabinet with a new high efficiency unit
  • Replace a refrigeration compressor
  • Conduct a detailed engineering feasibility study for an energy efficiency upgrade
  • Purchase and install equipment to meter, monitor and record energy use (eg smart meters)

Can you do multiple projects? Eg replacing both the LED lights and Heatpump?

  • Yes, given the cost is 10k minimum, and you can also satisfy other eligibility criteria.

What if my cost is higher than $25,000?

  • You will get maximum of $25,000 if approved. Any amount above $25,000 will not be covered by the Grant.

What if my cost is less than $10,000?

  • You need to spend a minimum of $10,000 to be eligible for this grant.

Links and Documents for reference

You can find more information about this Grant at:


Click Here for EEF for SMEs Round 1 Guidelines


Click Here for FAQs (others)


Click Here Sample application form


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