David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Lowering energy costs for community groups in Maranoa

May 10, 2021

Community groups across Maranoa will be supported to lower their energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions through a new Federal Coalition Government program.

Maranoa MP David Littleproud is encouraging community groups to submit an Expression of Interest for the new Powering Communities Program, with a total $67,700 up for grabs in Maranoa.

“Energy bills are often one of the biggest overheads for not-for-profit organisations in our community,” Mr Littleproud said.

“That’s why I’m pleased to see a total $67,700 in Federal Government funding open up to help community groups in Maranoa to lower their power bills.

“Up to 12 projects can be funded across Maranoa, with grants of between $5,000 to $12,000 available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required.

“The grant will assist groups to lower their energy bills by installing solar panels or a battery, upgrading air conditioners, hot water systems or a refrigerator with more efficient models, replacing lighting with LEDs or conducting an energy audit.

“Whether it’s a sports club, a senior citizens club or a charity group, by helping to reduce power bills, the grants will ease the financial pressure these organisations face so they can better focus on meeting the needs of our local community.”

“We recognise the great work that many community groups across Maranoa do and know that many have done it tough during COVID19. This program will help them to do what they do best, which is serve and support the community.

“I encourage local community to groups to submit an Expression of Interest to my office by 5pm on 28th May 2021.”

Expressions of Interest forms can obtained through my electorate offices in Warwick, Dalby, Roma and Longreach or by emailing David.Littleproud.MP@aph.gov.au.

For more information on the program, including eligibility guidelines, visit business.gov.au.