Grant Opportunity - Powering Communities

Published on Tuesday, 8 June 2021 at 3:44:18 PM

Grants of $5,000 to $12,000 are available to help not-for-profit community organisations reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Up to 12 projects in each federal electorate will be funded to a total value of $67,700.

Who is eligible?

Organisations must have an ABN and be either an incorporated not-for-profit or an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property.


What can the grant be used for?

The grant can be used for:

  • energy generation projects including solar photovoltaic panels and battery storage
  • new split system air conditioners to replace some older types of units
  • solar and heat pump bathroom and kitchen hot water heaters to replace older units
  • replacement of non-LED lighting with LED lighting
  • control upgrades for air-conditioning and lighting
  • appliance replacements including induction cooktops and commercial refrigeration
  • other activities including energy audits and installing metering equipment.


How do I express interest?

Expressions of interest close at 5pm on Friday 18 June 2021. Late applications will not be accepted.

To be nominated, please complete an expression of interest form and return to Melissa Price via email: The form can be found on Melissa’s Price’s website, click here for website. 

A local committee will consider organisations and nominate projects. The Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources will then contact nominated organisations to invite them to apply for a Powering Communities Program grant.           


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