How we contribute
All funding proposals are assessed for best fit against our strategic priorities.
These priorities were updated in July 2022 and are accurately detailed in the 2022-23 Corporate Plan and 2022-23 General Funding Strategy. The Investment Plan was updated in September 2023.
The 2023 Investment Plan continues to be the guide for how to apply for ARENA funding. Examples of the types of projects we are looking to fund under each of the strategic priorities is provided in this document.
Funding and Investment Plan
Our financial assistance is provided to advance technologies or applications towards commercial readiness, improve business models, address barriers or reduce overall industry costs.
2022 – 2023
2021 – 2022
2019 – 2022
2017 – 2021
“We’ve got to unlock our renewable energy force. It’s a beast we can awaken.”
ARENA met with Anna Freeman, Director of Decarbonisation Policy for the Clean Energy Council (CEC) at the Mohammed bin Rashid Solar Park, the biggest solar farm in the world, to discuss her agenda after COP28, the key role electrification plays in Australia’s renewables story and gender equality.