Energy Efficient Grants Available

by bqmedia

Michael McMahon (Chermside Men’s Club Secretary) would like to inform clubs about a grant for between $5,000 and $12,000 for solar/ battery type technology. It is for the 151 Federal electorates of which 31 are in Queensland. There is $67,700 available for each electorate. Applications open on July 1 at https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/powering-communities-program.

The grant is called ‘Improving energy efficiency practices and technologies in the community’ and falls under the Powering Communities Program. These projects aim to assist community organisations improve their energy efficiency practices and lower their energy bills. Up to $12,000 is available for small projects and the grant is targeted at not-for-profit community organisations invited to apply by their local Federal Members of Parliament.

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.

To become an invited organisation, each MP must identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. Invited applications will be assessed against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

Entries close September 20, 2021 so be sure to apply now.