Powering Communities Program
EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 5PM ON MAY 28, 2021 TO BE CONSIDERED
The Powering Communities Program provides each of the 151 Federal electorates with $67,700 to fund small projects which aim to assist community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and lower their energy bills.
The Powering Communities Program will help community groups across Maranoa get control of their energy use, while helping to play a part in reducing global emissions and ensure a healthy environment for future generations.
Eligible activities under the program include: 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.
Up to 12 projects can be funded across Maranoa with grants between $5,000 to $12,000 available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required.
Projects under the Powering Communities Program will have up to 30 June 2022 to be completed.
To be eligible you must:
- Complete the attached Expression of Interest form (attached)
- have an Australian business number (ABN)
You must also be one of the following incorporated entities:
- an incorporated not for profit organisation
- an incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property
Incorporated not-for-profit organisations can include:
- incorporated associations
- non-distributing co-operatives
- companies limited by a guarantee
- Indigenous corporations
- religious organisations incorporated under legislation
For more information on the program, including eligibility guidelines, visit business.gov.au or call 13 28 46.
Community organisations with projects eligible for funding under the Powering Communities Programme should complete the attached EOI nomination form and submit this to my office before 5pm on 28th May 2021. Forms should be emailed to David.Littleproud.MP@aph.gov.au.