Solar Communities Program open now for Expressions of Interest
The Morrison Government's $5 million Solar Communities Program will provide grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations for small-scale solar and battery projects. This is part of our $50 million investment in the Energy Efficient Communities Program.
We know that community groups struggle under the weight of high power prices. That’s why we’re taking strong steps to ensure they get the practical support that they need to reduce their energy use without reducing productivity.
Grants could be used to fund new solar PV, solar hot water and battery systems. Solar systems can generate electricity during the day and the battery systems can store electricity to run lights, refrigeration and air conditioning systems into the evening.
We are investing in community groups, so they can continue to support our local community.
Expressions of Interest (EOI) are now open and should be returned to my office by 28 March 2019.
Who is eligible?
- You must be a community organisation that is a legal entity, able to enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth
- Your organisation pays the power bills
- If you do not own the building in which you operate for you must be able to gain consent from the owner to make modifications/installations to the building
- If the building is under lease the lease agreement must be a minimum of 10 years or information provided as to how long you have occupied premises and who from
Contact my office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 5493 5556 for more information or to receive an Expression of Interest form today.