Funding climate change innovation

Meeting the challenges of climate change calls for innovative solutions. Your business or organisation can lead the way with support from the Victorian Government’s new $3.8 million grants program.

Between $50,000­­ and $300,000 in funding is available for projects that either reduce emissions, or help manage the impacts of our changing climate, in new and creative ways. There’s a focus on encouraging collaboration, be it with local businesses, industry, researchers or government, as well as on bringing economic benefits to regional areas.

Got an idea for a project or looking to grow an existing initiative? Register to attend an upcoming Climate Change Innovation Marketplace event. These interactive gatherings are an opportunity to discuss climate change challenges, brainstorm solutions, network with potential partners, and learn more about the grants. Events are being held across Victoria this September and October.


21 September 2017 – City of Melbourne, Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne

5 October 2017 – City of Melbourne, Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens, Dudley St, West Melbourne

Regional Victoria

14 September 2017 – All Seasons, 171-183 McIvor Hwy, Bendigo

19 September 2017 – Quality Park Lake, 481 Wyndham St, Shepparton

20 September 2017 – Federation University, Northways Rd, Churchill VIC (Gippsland)

21 September 2017 – Performing Arts Centre, 33-37 Ford St, Wangaratta

27 September 2017 – Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, 410 Surf Coast Hwy, Grovedale

28 September 2017 – DEDJTR Mildura Centre, Corner Eleventh St and Koorlong Ave, Irymple

3 October 2017 – Deakin University, Princes Hwy, Warrnambool

9 October 2017 – Oscar's Hotel and Cafe, 18 Doveton Street, South Ballarat

18 October 2017 – Horsham – venue TBC

The grants program and Marketplace event series are part of the Virtual Centre for Climate Change Innovation, which has been established to strengthen Victoria’s role as a climate change leader.