Providing community groups with grants of up to $12,500….

The Energy Efficient Communities Program – Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020 provides community groups with grants up to $12,500 for energy efficient equipment, energy generation and storage systems, and energy audits.

Please note:

  • There will be a maximum of 2 projects funded per electorate, with the first 2 eligible projects funded.
  • We will monitor the number of applications received from each electorate and ‘close electorates’ once we have received 6 applications per electorate.
  • While only the first 2 eligible applications, based on time and date will be funded, we will allow up to 6 in the event there are any that are ineligible.
  • An eligible application will not automatically be approved.

The objective of this grant opportunity is to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy efficient practices
  • increase the uptake of energy efficient technologies

There is an estimated $3.8 million available for this grant opportunity and there’ll be a maximum of 2 projects funded per electorate.

  • The maximum grant amount is $12,500
  •  The maximum project period is 12 months

You can use your grant for one or more of the following:

  • design, supply and installation of new solar photovoltaic generator systems
  • purchase and installation of new battery systems and battery storage systems
  • purchase and installation of new solar hot water heaters or air source hot water heat pumps, to replace existing equipment
  • purchase and installation of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting equipment or energy efficient lighting controls to replace existing equipment
  • design, supply and installation of high efficiency split system air conditioning units to replace existing equipment energy audits
  • energy audits

 It is strongly recommended that your submission be lodged quickly for this competitive grant that has opened TODAY (2nd April 2020).