Best Way To Apply for the $25,000 Hotel Energy Grant ( Hotel Energy Uplift Program )

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The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the hospitality industry. Motels and hotels are struggling to stay afloat because of the lockdowns. To help reignite the industry, the government is offering free energy efficiency upgrades for hotels by way of the Hotel Energy Uplift Program – up to $25,000 Hotel Energy Grant for eligible initiatives and activities.

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To help as many hotels and motels as possible,  3E group is offering a No-Risk Hotel Energy Grant Application Service at no upfront cost – learn more


About the Hotel Energy Uplift Grant Program

The Federal Government launched its Hotel Energy Uplift Program to support and provide grants to small and medium hotels. The government’s goal is to help hotel operators improve their facilities’ energy productivity, reduce wasted power, and reduce CO2 emissions through carbon abatement.

Hotel and motel operators are set to benefit from the program’s objectives, which includes:

  • Upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption,
  • Upgrade the building fabric to save energy, such as improving windows, drapes, or insulation,
  • Undertake energy management activities and assessments, such as energy audits and engineering feasibility studies for energy efficiency upgrades,
  • Invest in energy monitoring and management systems.

$10.2 million is allocated for the hotel Energy grant program. $10,000 is the minimum grant amount, while $25,000 is the maximum grant amount.


Who are eligible for this grant?

To be eligible for the government’s energy efficiency grant for hotels, you must:

  • Have an Australian business number (ABN)
  • Be a small to medium sized hotel, motel, or serviced apartment complex with 1 to 99 guestrooms that are advertised to, and available to be booked by, members of the public on a nightly basis where a
    • ‘guestroom’ is not in or on a residential property or plot
      ‘guestroom’ is not a tent or a caravan
    • ‘guestroom’ is not a room in a youth hostel or a business that provides dormitory-style accommodation (for example to farm workers or school groups)

However, pop-up hotels, guest houses, bed & breakfast (B&Bs), holiday rentals, and hotels/motels with a 100-guest or more capacity are not eligible for the grant.


What the $25,000 Grant can be used for?

The hotel energy efficiency grant can be used for the following activities:

  • Improve electricity supply and distribution
  • Upgrade heating, cooling, ventilation, and air conditioning
  • Modernise appliances & catering equipment (including refrigeration)
  • Replace non-LED lights with LED lights or a smart LED lighting system
  • Replace existing bathroom hot water and pool heating with solar water heaters or heat pumps
  • Improve building insulation, weatherproofing to prevent air leakage, install energy-efficient tint on windows.

Conducting an energy audit is also recommended to ensure the facility’s upgrades will reduce its overall energy consumption. Minimum expenditure for the project must be $10,000.


Best Way to Apply for the Hotel Energy Uplift Grant Program

Applying for the grant directly is a complex and time-consuming process. Rather than doing it yourself, you will find it much easier to engage a specialist Energy Services Company (ESCO) like 3E group to handle everything on your behalf and leverage its resources and engineering expertise to maximise your chances of success.

Take advantage of our No-Risk Grant Application service and let our team of Energy Grant Experts do everything for you.

No Success, No Fee, No Risk

There is no upfront fee and if your application is unsuccessful you will not be charged.

There is no upfront cost or risk to apply, so there’s nothing to lose!

Register Your Interest Now


When to Apply for the Hotel Energy Grant

The best time to apply for the Grant is immediately and well before the deadline of 31 March 2021.

We expect high levels of interest in this grant. Applications will be approved on a first-in best-dressed basis. Therefore, don’t delay and make sure to Register Your Interest in our No-Risk Grant Application Service now to get your application submitted over the next 3 business days.

Why 3E group?

3E group has a strong track record of securing over $1.5 million in grant funding under various programs targeting different sectors. For example, our team was able to secure funding for a number small businesses under the government’s Energy Efficiency Communities Program and assisted businesses to apply for Victoria’s Business Recovery Energy Efficiency Fund.




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