Australian Government – Powering Communities Program

Application Date: 1 July 2021 to 20 September 2021

Region: Australia wide

Amount: Up to $12,000

Details:

The Powering Communities Program provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $67,700 to fund small projects. These projects aim to assist community organisations improve their energy efficiency practices and lower their energy bills. Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

Application detail:

Federal Members of Parliament have until 6 September 2021 to nominate community groups that will be invited to apply.

What do you get?

Up to $12,000 for small projects.

Who is this for?

Not-for-profit community organisations invited to apply by their local Federal Members of Parliament.

Overview

The Powering Communities Program will run over 2021–2022. It provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and technologies. This aims to reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce carbon emissions.

The program will assist organisations to:

  • upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • undertake energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies
  • invest in energy monitoring and management systems
  • invest in on-site renewable energy and solar-connected batteries.

The grant amount will be up to 100% of eligible project expenditure. Grants will be between $5,000 and $12,000. You must fund any expenditure over the grant amount they are awarded. You should complete your project by 30 June 2022.

For more information: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/powering-communities-program#:~:text=The%20Powering%20Communities%20Program%20will,productivity%20and%20reduce%20carbon%20emissions