Smarter Business Solutions – NT

Northern Territory Government

The Smarter Business Solutions program is designed to help Northern Territory business enterprises reduce their daily operating costs. Smarter Business Solutions assistance includes free advice and grant funding incentives for Territory enterprises to adopt efficient, innovative technologies and best practices that will reduce their energy, water, waste and material costs.

What is Available?

  • advice on current efficient technologies and practices
  • a walk-through site survey to identify potential savings opportunities
  • grants to encourage and support cost savings or initiatives:
    • up to 50% of the cost for efficiency improvements – maximum of $20,000
    • up to 20% for the installation of off-grid renewable energy systems – maximum of $20,000
    • up to 10% for the installation of on-grid renewable energy systems – maximum of $10,000

Funding is only available for projects that have not started and is subject to the program’s available grant budget. Maximum funding is only available for projects that show a simple financial payback of three to five years.

If you apply for a grant you should not make any changes to existing or new infrastructure associated with the project before your application is assessed.

Key Criteria:

You must be an NT business, Aboriginal enterprise, or not-for-profit organisation that satisfies the following criteria:

  • be physically located and actively trading in the NT for 12 months with an ABN and remitting GST
  • have an annual turnover between $75,000 and $20 million
  • not be on a domestic tariff if connected to an electricity grid
  • have less than 200 employees
  • have not received equivalent funding from a previous similar support program
  • agree to participate in a follow-up evaluation survey including a savings assessment
  • accept the terms of the Buy Local Plan as identified in the agreement section of the application
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