Powering Communities Program

The Powering Communities Program will provide $10.2 million in grants to not-for-profit community organisations. This will help them to their reduce energy use, improve energy productivity and reduce emissions. 

The grants will help eligible 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.

Up to $67,700 will be available to fund up to 12 projects in each federal electorate. The minimum grant amount is $5,000 and the maximum is $12,000.

Applications will open (for invited applicants only) on 1 July 2021 9:00 am AEST.

For eligibility, and how and where to apply, see the Powering Communities Program page.

Powering Communities Program factsheet (PDF 350KB)

Minister’s media release