EOI for Powering Communities

The Beagle published this information about an Expression of Interest (EOI) opportunity.

Member for Gilmore, Fiona Phillips MP is encouraging local non-profit organisations to reduce their power bills with the help of grant funding through the new 2021 Powering Communities Program.

“I am pleased to announce that there is now federal funding available to help community organisations reduce their energy costs. They can use the funding to improve their energy productivity and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions,” Fiona Phillips said. “Now is a great time to apply for funding to upgrade equipment that is costing way too much to run, like air conditioners, hot water heaters, cooktops and refrigeration. Or another option is to upgrade to on-site renewable energy and solar batteries,” she said.

“I have always been very vocal about my support for renewable energy,” Mrs Phillips said. “By being more energy efficient an organisation can definitely save money and put it to better use. This grant will give some of our worthy community groups some much needed cost savings.”

Between $5,000 and $12,000 is available per applicant, with $67,700 in total available for the Gilmore electorate. Expressions of Interest are open until Monday June 7, 2021, with successful applicants then invited to apply under the program. To be eligible, groups must be a not for profit organisation with an Australian Business Number (ABN).

Information including eligibility criteria and how to apply is available on Fiona Phillips’ website https://www.fionaphillips.com.au/grants/grants

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