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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 four types of grants:

  • Influence Grants (Now Open!)
  • Participation Grants of up to $15,000 to enable consumer engagement and advocacy in government, regulatory, or industry processes. (Open all year)
  • Collaboration Grants (Open all year)
  • Gill Owen Scholarship (Opening soon)

All Grants Program applicants are strongly encouraged to read our Grant Guidelines before applying.

We have also issued this guidance note to share some topics we are currently interested in exploring through applications to the Grants Program.

Applying for a grant

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

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


1 September  2022

20 October 2022

Participation 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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