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Support for community group energy efficiency

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Sustainable Industries

Does your community group have great ideas on how to become more energy efficient with your facilities?

The Energy Efficient Communities Program - Community Energy Efficiency and Solar Grants 2020 are now open.

An Australian Government initiative the objective of this grant opportunity is to support community organisations across Australia to:

  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • improve energy-efficient practices
  • Increase the use of energy-efficient technologies.

The intended outcomes of the grant opportunity are:

  • energy savings and lower power bills for community organisations
  • emissions reductions.

Minimum grant is $1000 to a maximum of $12,500

To be eligible you must:

  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • be an incorporated not-for-profit organisation.

Eligible activities include 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

Application information can be found at www.business.gov.au/Grants-and-Programs/Community-Energy-Efficiency-and-Solar-Grants-2020#list-of-electorates

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