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The ARENA sponsored Funding and Finance Tookit project was led by Frontier Carbon, with project partners Embark and the Community Power Agency.

The stakeholder engagement to develop this toolkit revealed that one of the areas that can improve the take up of CE projects is for CE project developers to understand the options for funding their CE project and the necessary steps for achieving successful funding.  

The term 'funding' in the context of the toolkit relates to the raising of both equity investment and debt finance as well as donations, in-kind contributions and grants to the point of successful final funding prior to construction and commissioning.

This Funding Basics Guidebook aims to improve financial literacy and provide guidance for CE project developers to improve their chances of successfully funding projects.

Through each of the project development phases the guidebook provides the following: 

  • An overview of key funding options available
  • The potential  merits, limitations and drawbacks associated with these options
  • The role of grants, donations and in-kind (volunteer) support
  • Tips for gaining successful funding outcomes.

The entire guidebook can be downloaded by clicking on the Guidebook image below.

Or click through the following articles to learn more. 

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Frontier Impact Group is pleased to allow the material provided in this guidebook to be reproduced in whole or in part solely for educational and non-commercial use, provided the meaning is unchanged and its source, publisher and authorship are acknowledged. 

Advice to users of the guide

This guidebook has been prepared based on information available as at February 2016. This guidebook, and the information contained in it, does not constitute an offer in relation to any project and does not entitle a recipient to participate in any process relating to any project. 

The information contained in this guidebook is indicative and is a guide only and the information does not constitute advice of any kind whatsoever (legal, accounting, financial, commercial or otherwise). A person who receives this guidebook (and any information contained in it) represents and warrants to Frontier Impact Group and its representatives (jointly and severally) that it does not rely on this guidebook and the information contained in it (a) as a statement of fact, representation or warranty of any matter whatsoever and (b) in making any decision of any kind whatsoever in relation to any future project. 

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Please also see the Behind the Meter Solar PV Funding Guidebook.