Junee Shire Council

Powering Communities Program Grant Opportunity

28 May 2021 7:25 AM -

About the Powering Communities Grant Program

The Powering Communities Program (the program) will run over 2021–2022. The program provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and technologies leading to a reduction in energy use, improvement in energy productivity and delivery of carbon abatement.

The opening date for grant applications is 1 July 2021 and will close on 20 September 2021.

The objectives of the program are to assist not-for-profit community 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 intended outcomes of the program are:

  • improved energy efficiency practices and technologies for not-for profit community organisations
  • reduced energy use and lower energy bills
  • improved energy productivity
  • to deliver carbon abatement.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each Member of Parliament (MP) will identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. We will assess invited applications against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

This document sets out:

  • the eligibility criteria
  • how we consider and assess grant applications
  • how we notify applicants and enter into grant agreements with grantees
  • how we monitor and evaluate grantees’ performance
  • responsibilities and expectations in relation to the opportunity.


Powering Communities Program Expression of Interest form
Powering Communities Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines
Powering Communities Program Frequently Asked Questions
Powering Communities Program Factsheet

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