Australia: Environmental Performance Ratings and Assessment Grants
The City of Sydney is offering Environmental Performance Ratings and Assessment Grants to support the work towards the environmental targets included in the community strategic plan Sustainable Sydney 2030.
The cost of a rating or assessment can be a significant barrier for organisations. This program encourages building owners to begin on the pathway of environmental rating and continuous performance improvement.
Initiatives and projects must contribute to one or more of these outcomes:
improved knowledge of the current environmental performance of buildings and facilities in the local area, and of the business case for performance improvements
improved energy and water efficiency, indoor environment quality and reduced resource waste impacts
increased recognition and uptake of credible ratings and certification tools that benchmark environmental performance.
Up to $15,000 per building dependent on the sector and rating.
An applicant can be a not-for-profit organisation, for-profit organisation or owners corporation.
The application must be for works on one of these building types:
accommodation (hotels, hostels and serviced apartments).
The grants program receives grant applications from many types of applicants, including:
not-for-profits, including registered charities and social enterprises structured as:
trusts, including charitable trusts
for-profits structured as:
owners corporations (strata and company owned)
unincorporated community groups.
For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2XgcGdk