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Business can now apply for $75 million Climate Ready Grants Program Funding.

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Media Contact Cath O’Connor (03) 5032 4510 -ends-

Tuesday, 19 August 2008


John Forrest, The Nationals Federal Member for Mallee is encouraging Mallee businesses to consider applying for a Federal Government Climate Ready Program grant.

Mr Forrest said the $75 million Climate Ready Program is aimed at supporting businesses to develop new products, processes and services to tackle climate change.

“The Government will provide dollar-for-dollar support and applicants can apply for grants from $50,000 to $5 million,” Mr Forrest said.

“Mallee businesses are innovative and have the ability to develop new products and services to tackle climate change.

“These could range from small scale renewable energy technologies to developing green building materials to make homes more energy efficient,” Mr Forrest.

Climate Ready Program Grants have four funding rounds, closing:

Round 1 September 4, 2008;

Round 2 December 4, 2008;

Round 3 March 12, 2009, and

Round 4 June 25, 2009.

For further information visit the website www.ausindustry or phone John Forrest’s office on tollfree 1300 131 620 to order an information pack.

John Forrest MP The Nationals Member for Mallee

Phone (03) 5032 4510 Fax (03) 5032 9407