Powering Communities Grants Program 2021

The Powering Communities Program 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.

Grants will be between $5,000 and $12,000. The grant amount will be up to 100 percent of eligible project expenditure. Community organisations must fund any expenditure over the grant amount awarded.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $67,700 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 12 projects will be funded in each electorate.

The Powering Communities Program begins with a call for Expressions of Interest from your local Member of Parliament using a community committee to develop a list of organisations to nominate.

Following the Expression of Interest process, the MPs will nominate organisations from their lists. Only organisations nominated by their MP will receive an invitation to apply for the Powering Communities Program.

Expressions of interest close Friday 18 June at 5pm.

Please ensure that all information is correct before submitting your application as this will be the information used to nominate projects. Submitting an Expression of Interest form does not guarantee that you will be nominated to apply for funding.

Grant guidelines are available here.

Powering Communities Grants 2021 Expression of interest

Organisation details

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Conflict of interest

Do you have a connection to or a relationship with your Member of Parliament or any member of the community consultation committee that may influence the outcome of the appraisal process? This may include a professional, commercial or personal relationship, financial interest or history of political donations.

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