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Current Grant Opportunity View - GO4696

Powering Communities Program

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GO ID:
GO4696
Agency:
Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources
Close Date & Time:
4-Oct-2021 5:00 pm (ACT Local Time)
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Primary Category:
211003 - Energy Resources
Publish Date:
1-Jul-2021
Location:
ACT, NSW, VIC, SA, WA, QLD, NT, TAS
Selection Process:
Closed Non-Competitive

Description:

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.

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. You must fund any expenditure over the grant amount they are awarded. You should complete your project by 30 June 2022. 

Become an invited organisation

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, 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.

Each electorate has total funding of up to $67,700 that can be allocated to successful applications. A maximum of 12 projects will be funded in each electorate.

Eligibility:

To be eligible you must:

  • be invited to apply by your MP
  • 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.

Not Eligible

You are not eligible to apply if you are:

  • an organisation, or your project partner is an organisation, included on the National Redress Scheme’s list of ‘Institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme’
  • a for profit organisation
  • an individual
  • a partnership
  • a Regional Development Australia Committee
  • a university, technical college or school
  • an educational facility such as primary, secondary schools, tertiary (universities, colleges, TAFE) and/or related entity such as P&C association
  • a group that use the site primarily for gambling or the sale of alcohol
  • a hospital
  • an unincorporated association
  • any organisation not included in section 4.1 of the grant opportunity guidelines
  • trust (however, an incorporated trustee may apply on behalf of a trust)
  • a Commonwealth, State, Territory or local government body (including government business enterprises)
  • a non-corporate Commonwealth entity.
Total Amount Available (AUD):

$10,200,000.00

Estimated Grant Value (AUD):

From $5,000.00 to $12,000.00

Instructions for Application Submission:

To apply, go to: www.business.gov.au/pcp

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