Clean and clever industrial processing

GIDI: Industrial supports medium to large businesses, that use process heat powered by fossil fuels, to reduce their carbon emissions and transition to clean energy and clever technologies.

Businesses are encouraged to apply for GIDI: Industrial co-funding as soon as they are ready. The co-funding is open to all New Zealand-based and NZBN registered private sector businesses, on an always on basis.

The support aims to help businesses bring forward valuable energy efficiency and fuel switching projects, reducing a business’ carbon footprint and energy needs.

The opportunity for industry

Key benefits of GIDI: Industrial:

  • Meet a financial hurdle relating to capital required for a project.
  • Accelerate and de-risk industrial decarbonisation, by combining co-funding with EECA’s expertise.
  • Improve efficiencies and reduce costs over time.
  • Get ahead of the curve to meet shifting consumer preferences, supply chain and export interests.
  • Stay ahead of regulatory changes for climate change mitigation.
  • Adopt clean technology resulting in a healthier work environment.

Find out how GIDI co-funding has helped New Zealand businesses

About GIDI: Industrial

Co-investment helps medium to large energy users with valuable decarbonsiation projects related to process heat. It also encourages innovation by supporting early adopters of technologies that demonstrate wide replication and emissions reduction potential.

We are looking for projects over $300,000 that:

  • Use commercially available and proven technologies.
  • Reduce or enable the reduction of carbon emissions from industrial processes.
  • Lead to carbon emissions savings by reducing or avoiding fossil fuel use.

GIDI: Industrial is part of the Government Investment in Decarbonising Industry (GIDI) Fund

Apply for co-funding

Our minimum funding conditions include:

  • Total project costs must be at least $300,000.
  • Government co-funding for any project will be limited to a maximum of 50% of eligible project costs.
  • Applications for funding must be for the incremental capitalised project costs, not operating costs.
  • Projects must be fully commissioned and operational by 31 December 2027.
  • The Applicant is a New Zealand-based and NZBN registered private sector business.
  • The project is delivered in New Zealand.

Minimum specifications

EECA’s Publicly Available Specifications (PAS), produced by Standards New Zealand, provide best-practice specifications for non-regulated products. Applications for projects involving high-temperature heat pumps or biomass boilers must check the relevant PAS to ensure their applications align with the minimum specifications:

How to apply

Take the time to carefully read and understand the GIDI: Industrial Applicant Guide. It includes information about how our decision-making process works, when you can expect to hear from us about your application, and what your funding agreement would cover.

For any queries about this Applicant Guide, email

Given the pending election and position of respective parties you may be uncertain about whether this programme will be continued to be offered in its current form. Our advice is:

  • Take this into account when making your decisions about investing time and resources into applying for EECA funding or responding to an EECA RFP.
  • Look to publicly provided information about political parties’ positions.
  • All contractual arrangements already entered into with EECA will continue on the terms agreed.
  • Currently, EECA’s approval and contracting functions are operating as business as usual.

Application documents

Applications for the fund are open. Please apply online at the link below.

Applicant Guide [PDF, 469 KB]

Business Case Checklist [PDF, 341 KB]

Proposed Funding Agreement [PDF, 1.1 MB]

Financial Assessment Template [XLSX, 226 KB]

The next Assessment Panel meeting to consider GIDI: Industrial applications will be held Wednesday 4 October 2023. Completed applications requesting more than $2m must be with EECA by Friday 25 August 2023 to be considered at this meeting.

Applicant briefing webinar


An applicant briefing session for interested applicants was held on the morning of 6 July 2023. Watch it here or download the presentation slides and FAQs below.

Download the presentation slides here [PDF, 1.9 MB]

Read Frequently Asked Questions here [PDF, 376 KB]


For more detailed FAQs, please refer to the complete FAQ document linked above.