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For applicants

If you are thinking about applying for a grant, this section will provide you with guidance on the suitability of your project, as well as the steps for applying for a grant if you decide to proceed.

About the Grants Program

The purpose of the Grants Program is to build knowledge and capacity to support energy policy development that will benefit the long-term interests of consumers.

Available grants

The Energy Consumers Australia Grants Program offers three types of grants:

  • Advocacy Grants (Now Open!)
  • Research Grants (Now Open!)
  • CEO Grants for grants of up to $15,000 to enable consumer engagement and advocacy in government, regulatory, or industry processes. (Open all year)

All Grants Program applicants are strongly encouraged to read our Advice to Grant Applicants and Eligibility and Selection Criteria before applying.

Applying for a grant

All Grant applications are now being accepted through our online grants application system. Click the image below to apply.

Advocacy and Research Grants have application rounds, and decision dates are shown in the table below. Successful applicants for Advocacy and Research Grants will be contacted within three weeks after the decision date.


28 February 2022

14 April 2022

CEO Grant applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year, and successful applicants will be notified up to three weeks after submission. 

Have questions?

If you have questions or need clarification about the application process, please email us at and we’ll be happy to help.

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