Where we invest

Reef Funding Program

Reef Funding Program

The Reef Funding Program is a $1 billion investment program targeting clean energy projects in the Reef catchment area. The program makes finance available for clean energy businesses and projects which support the delivery of the Government's Reef 2050 plan, aiming to bring the benefits of clean energy to support the long-term health of the Great Barrier Reef.

The CEFC stands ready to finance projects across renewable energy, energy efficiency and low emissions technologies.

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If you are a business, farmer or developer, CEFC finance can help you to:

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Invest in renewables or hybrids of renewables with other technologies

Invest in energy efficiency, including energy conservation and demand management

Invest in technologies and supply of goods or services that reduce emissions


Investing in the future of the reef

We can invest across a range of sectors and clean energy technologies to lower emissions and benefit the reef. Example eligible investments include:



  • Variable speed drives, high efficiency motors and pumps
  • Solar PV powered irrigation pumps
  • Energy generation using biomass waste
  • Farm, refrigeration, and processor equipment upgrades



  • Building management systems
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
  • Window glazing and shading
  • Low emissions vehicles
  • Resort and hotel building upgrades
  • Energy from waste



  • Rooftop solar and storage
  • Building upgrades
  • Efficient window glazing
  • LED and smart lighting
  • Building fabric
  • Off-grid battery storage solutions
  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning



  • Onsite renewable energy
  • Off-grid battery storage solutions
  • Electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Demand management systems
  • Water efficiency and irrigation
  • Waste management and utilisation



  • Large and small scale solar
  • Solar PV or solar thermal
  • Bioenergy and biofuels
  • Wind
  • Off-grid/battery storage solutions
  • Onsite renewables/ energy
  • Demand management systems
  • Hydro and pumped storage


Finance options

For large scale projects, the CEFC can invest directly with debt or equity or via an investment fund.

For small businesses, manufacturers and agribusinesses as well as small-scale commercial property we have a range of targeted asset financing programs with co-financiers. 

More information on CEFC finance options is available here.

For more information on the Reef Funding Program contact us.