Applications are closed

Round 10 closed at 12pm on Wednesday 14 April 2021. Successful projects will be announced mid-year.

This was the last of the ten rounds of the fund.

A new fund will be created, called the Low Emissions Transport Fund (LETF), based on Budget 2021 which included a boost in funding and expansion in scope for the programme. Full details of the LETF will be updated here when they are available.

Read the Minister's announcement on Budget 2021(external link)

The information here applies to the existing LEVCF.

Round 10 application documents for reference

Request for proposals [PDF, 758 KB]

Proposed funding agreement [PDF, 269 KB]

Response form [DOCX, 95 KB]

Frequently asked questions [PDF, 485 KB]

How much can you apply for?

You can apply for up to 50% of total project costs to a maximum of $500,000. Other proposals will only be considered in exceptional circumstances.

Who can apply?

The fund is open to all New Zealand-based legal entities except Public Service Departments and Statutory Crown Entities such as District Health Boards. Projects must be delivered in New Zealand but can involve overseas-based partners.

What's the application process?

There are two funding rounds per year. Applicants generally have 4 weeks to submit proposals after the funding round opens. An independent panel of market experts then assesses proposals against the fund objectives and investment focus, the applicant's ability to deliver and the project's value for money. The assessment panel makes recommendations to the EECA Board, which makes final decisions. The approval process takes around three months.

When would I receive the co-funding?

EECA works with successful applicants to put contracts in place and share results. Co-funding is paid out when projects reach agreed milestones, which are detailed in your funding agreement. Co-funding cannot be paid retrospectively.

Information to nail your application