Eight small and medium businesses in the Parkes electorate have received a share of $25,000 in federal government funding assistance by way of Round One of the Energy Efficiency Grants for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises program, but Broken Hill has missed out.
Parkes MP, Mark Coulton, has encouraged more businesses to apply once Round Two is open with more funding planned for 2024.
The grants are aimed at helping businesses achieve energy efficient measures, including the installing solar powered hot water heaters, refrigeration upgrades, and other energy saving projects.
“The aim is to assist industries in reducing their energy use and overall emissions, and I’m pleased to see the [federal] government is making grants available to this end as with financial pressures bearing down on so many this is not something easily achieved without support,” said Mr Coulton.
“I anticipate seeing more of these kinds of grants made available and encourage local businesses to apply for future rounds of funding.”
To stay informed about upcoming grant opportunities, visit www.grants.gov.au