The Powering Communities Program provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and technologies. It 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.  

The Powering Communities Program provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $67,700 to fund small projects. 

Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

To be eligible you must be invited to apply by your MP. 

Open date: 9:00am 1st Jul 2021.

Close date: 5:00pm 20th Sep 2021.
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