Updates

Powering Communities Program grants coming up

The Powering Communities Program will run over 2021–2022. It 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. Federal Members of Parliament (MPs) will identify potential projects and invite applications from their electorate.

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, and organisations must fund any expenditure over the grant amount they are awarded. Projects should be completed by 30 June 2022.

Federal Members of Parliament have until 6 September 2021 to nominate community groups that will be invited to apply. Find out more.