Upgrade Fund

Flexible, smart funding solution for innovative environmental upgrade projects

  • Fixed quarterly repayments to local council
  • Loan terms of up to 20 years to maximise cashflow
  • No deposit or additional personal security required

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UPGRADE FUND

Is Upgrade Fund
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property?

Our finance is offered in partnership with local councils. Check to see if yours is participating here

How It Works:

Upgrade Fund Finance

Our Upgrade Fund is a fixed rate, long term loan for innovative environmental upgrade projects to existing non-residential buildings. With terms of up to 20 years available, your upgrade project will not only be viable, you could actually save your business money by having your savings exceed repayments.

Our expert team have extensive experience in working collaboratively with business owners, contractors and local government to get transformational environmental building upgrade projects off the ground.

20 Year Loan Example

A form of Environmental Upgrade Finance, our Upgrade Fund offers terms that other financiers simply can’t – including repayment terms of up to 20 years. The length of this term means you’ll be maximising the benefit and savings from your upgrade. Because our finance is secured by the land, not the owner, if the property is sold, the repayments can be taken on by the new owner.

Upgrade Fund is perfect for businesses looking at projects such as:

+ Energy efficiency upgrades
+ HVAC systems
+ Lighting technology and control upgrades
+ Green and cool roof installations
+ Water efficiency and treatment systems
+ Waste management

Its unique benefits are helping businesses make significant savings and deliver a huge environmental impact.

Benefits
Upgrade Fund Other Finance
Up to 100% project finance, including hard and soft costs X
Terms of up to 20 years X
Fixed, quarterly repayments X
Loan fully transferrable upon sale of building X
No additional personal security required X
Repayments can be shared with tenants without renegotiating lease X
Up to three quarters with no repayment X

Financing your environmental upgrade project with Upgrade Fund is surprisingly easy.

  1. Engage a contractor to scope and quote on the works.
  2. Our expert team will work with you to match an Upgrade Fund term that maximises your business cashflow
  3. Project is greenlit, and your business, local council and SAF sign an Environmental Upgrade Agreement (EUA)
  4. Up to three progress payments can be made and down payment refunded to customerr
  5. A fixed Environmental Upgrade Charge (EUC) will be sent with your next local council rates notice

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    What Can be Funded?

    Any type of business can apply for Upgrade Fund, provided:

    • Council is offering environment or building upgrade finance
    • Building is on rateable land
    • Primarily a non-residential property
    • Upgrade has a measurable environmental benefit

    This includes Agriculture, Commercial Office Building, Tourism and Commercial and Industrial properties.

    So long as the works have a measurable environmental benefit, they will likely qualify.

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    Our Team

    Scott Bocskay

    CEO / Managing Director

    Lawrence Graham

    Business Development
    Manager

    Agriculture

    Christine Gross

    Channel Partner
    Manager

    National

    Huzi Bagasrawala

    Business Development
    Manager

    VIC

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