Grants for small businesses

Round 4 of the Climate Ready grants closes on 25 June 2009.

Climate Ready provides grants from $50,000 to $5 million to support projects that address the effects of climate change.

Companies can apply for funding for any or all aspects of the development of an innovative product, process or service including research and development, proof-of-concept, and early-stage commercialisation.

Applicants compete for limited grant funds, based on the merit of their application.

From the Climate Ready Website:

What does it offer?

Climate Ready provides grants from $50,000 to $5 million on a matching funding basis to support projects that address the effects of climate change. A broad range of project applications are expected.  For example:

  • water recycling, waste recovery or small scale renewable energy technologies
  • technologies that reduce the energy used by appliances or increase the efficiency of industrial processes
  • products, processes or services to monitor emissions or power usage
  • using biotechnology or nanotechnology to address the effects of climate change on humans and the environment
  • information systems for businesses or consumers to compare the carbon footprints of different activities
  • green building materials that make homes more energy efficient

The program offers small grants ($50,000 to $500,000) and large grants ($500,001 to $5 million).

The small grants support small business, as well as companies controlled by universities and public sector research organisations, through a simpler application form and reduced reporting requirements.

Who is it for?

Climate Ready supports small and medium-sized businesses.

Companies can apply for funding for any or all aspects of the development of an innovative product, process or service including research and development, proof-of-concept, and early-stage commercialisation.

How do I apply?

Applicants compete for limited grant funds, based on the merit of their application. The program opened for applications on 28 July 2008 and there were four rounds of applications. The closing date for the fourth round is 25 June 2009 at 5pm.

For more information go to the AusIndustry website.