Powering Communities grants program

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Community groups across Longman will be supported by a new Morrison Government program to lower energy costs, support local jobs and help reduce global emissions.  

The Powering Communities Program will fund up to 12 projects worth a total of $67,700 in the electorate.

Grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 will be available to eligible community organisations, with no co-contribution required. 

The grant will assist groups to lower their energy bills by 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. 

How to apply:

  • Lodge an expression of interest with your local Federal MP
  • Expressions of Interest must be lodged by 5pm, May 5, 2021.
  • Enquiries about the program can be directed to AusIndustry’s contact centre on 13 28 46 or through the online enquiry form at business.gov.au.

Expression of Interest form below. Right click -> save image as. You can then print out the form and fill it out. Take a photo of the completed form and email to [email protected] or mail/drop off the completed form to: Unit 7, Level 1, 69 King Street, Caboolture, 4510. 

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Member for Longman Terry Young said when not-for-profit groups invest in their community, it helps local economies to grow and supports local jobs.  

“Energy bills are often one of the biggest overheads for not-for-profit organisations,” Mr Young said.  

“Whether it’s a sports club, a senior citizens club or a charity group, by helping to reduce power bills, the grants will ease the financial pressure these organisations face so they can better focus on meeting the needs of our local community.” 

“We recognise the great work that many community groups across Longman do and know that many have done it tough during COVID19.

“The program will help them to do what they do best, which is serve and support the community.”

The Powering Communities Program will help community groups across Longman get control of their energy use, while helping to play a part in reducing global emissions and ensure a healthy environment for future generations. 

Further information on the program, including eligibility guidelines, is available at business.gov.au or by telephone on 13 28 46. 

Visit https://www.energy.gov.au/government-priorities/energy-programs/powering-communities-program.

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