Community Climate Change and Energy Action – Funded projects

Last updated: 26 August 2022
Number of recipients to date: 115 in Round 1, Stream 1; 52 in Round 1, Stream 2
Total funding awarded to date: $430,536 in Round 1, Stream 1; $666,430 in Round 1, Stream 2
All projects to be completed by: May 2023

Details of recipients of the Community Climate Change and Energy Action (CCCEA) Program grants. The grants support Victorian community groups with funding for energy audits and upgrades to community facilities. For background, view the CCCEA Program guidelines.

Fund recipients – Round 1

Stream 1 recipients received funding to support audits on existing facilities to identify comprehensive energy improvement upgrades.

Stream 2 recipients received funding to support implementing projects that focus on reducing energy bills and/or greenhouse gas emissions.

For program information and grant guidelines, view Community Climate Change and Energy Action Program – Round 1.

Stream 1: Energy audit of facility

5th Brunswick Scout Group (under the auspices of Scouts Victoria)

Facility: 5th Brunswick Scout Hall

Funding: $2,350

Apollo Bay Football Club Inc

Facility: Apollo Bay Football Netball Club Rooms

Funding: $2,785

Association of Ukrainians Victoria (Geelong branch)

Facility: Community Hall – 57 Pakington St, Geelong West

Funding: $1,440

Australia Light Foundation Inc.

Facility: Australia Light Foundation (ALF)

Funding: $4,950

Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union Victorian and Tasmanian Services Branch

Facility: ASU Victorian branches and national office

Funding: $5,000

Bellarine Community Health Ltd

Facilities: Bellarine Community Health Portarlington, BCH Drysdale and BCH Youth site

Funding: $4,950

(The) Bellarine Masonic Association Incorporated

Facility: Bellarine Masonic Centre

Funding: $3,186

Bass Coast Shire

Facilities: Bass Coast Children's Centre, Drysdale Street Kindergarten (YMCA), Wonthaggi North Kindergarten (YMCA), Bass Valley Children's Centre, Inverloch and District Preschool (YMCA) and San Remo Preschool Centre Inc

Funding: $10,000

Beth Weizmann Community Centre Inc

Facility: Beth Weizmann Jewish Community Centre

Funding: $5,000

Blake Street Hebrew Congregation Inc.

Facility: Blake Street Hebrew Congregation – Synagogue

Funding: $4,491

Boronia Bowls Club Inc

Facility: Boronia Bowls Club - Pavillion/greens

Funding: $2,350

Borough of Queenscliffe

Facility: Queenscliffe Neighbourhood house

Funding: $4,198

B. W. Community Centre Ltd

Facility: Lamm Jewish Library of Australia

Funding: $4,941

Campaspe Shire

Facility: Girgarre Town Hall

Funding: $3,200

Cardinia Shire

Facilities: Bunyip Hall and Holm Park Recreation Reserve

Funding: $5,333

Churchill-Waverley Golf and Bowls Club Ltd

Facility: Churchill-Waverley Golf and Bowls Club

Funding: $3,680

Cire Services Inc.

Facilities: Cire Community Hub, Yarra Junction and Cire Community School for at-risk youth and Cire Children's Services

Funding: $4,545

Clarinda Tennis Club Inc

Facility: Clarinda Tennis Club

Funding: $3,000

Coleraine Golf Club Inc

Facility: Coleraine Golf Club – Clubrooms

Funding: $4,750

Darebin City


  • Bridge Leinster Grove Community Hall & Arts Hub
  • Bridge Preston Neighbourhood House
  • Bridge Thornbury Neighbourhood House
  • Clifton Street Children’s Centre
  • Clyde Street Community Centre
  • Crispe Park Pavilion
  • Darebin Childcare and Kindergarten, Preston
  • Darebin Child Care and Kindergarten, Reservoir
  • John Cain Memorial Grandstand and Pavilion
  • JS Grey Kindergarten
  • Keon Park Children’s Hub
  • LE Cotchin Reserve Pavilion
  • Mayer Reserve Pavilion
  • McDonnell Park Pavilion
  • Merri Childcare
  • Merrilands Community Centre
  • Oakhill Family Services
  • Perry Street Childcare Centre and Elizabeth Gorman Memorial Kindergarten
  • Preston City Oval
  • Raleigh Street Children’s Centre
  • Reservoir Neighbourhood House

Funding: $54,250

East Gippsland Shire

Facility: The Hub

Funding: $4,200

Fairfield Bowling Club Inc

Facility: Fairfield Bowling Club

Funding: $3,000

Faithland Inc

Facility: Vantage Point Church

Funding: $5,000

Geelong West Kindergarten Inc.

Facility: Geelong West Kindergarten

Funding: $2,208

Glen Eira City

Facility: Armadale Bowls Club

Funding: $5,000

Greater Bendigo City

Facility: Long Gully Community Centre

Funding: $3,900

Greater Shepparton City

Facilities: Toolamba Community Centre, Tatura Community House, Murchison Community Centre, Bangerang Cultural Centre and Tatura Football Club – Ballantyne Centre.

Funding: $24,000

Holy Trinity Parish

Facilities: St Peter's Catholic Church, St Paul's Catholic Church and St Catherine's Catholic Church

Funding: $4,500

Horsham Rural City

Facilities: Haven Hall and Horsham College Community Pavillion

Funding: $4,387

Jesuit Social Services Ltd

Facility: Perry House

Funding: $3,100

Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia

Facilities: Kadampa Meditation Centre Australia and Kadampa Meditation Centre Melbourne

Funding: $4,350

Kilmore Golf Club Inc

Facility: Clubhouse of Kilmore Golf Club

Funding: $5,000

Macedon Ranges Shire

Facility: Riddells Creek Neighborhood House

Funding: $3,934

Manningham City

Burch Memorial Preschool, Wonga Park Cottage

Funding: $2,800

Mansfield Shire

Facilities: Jamieson Memorial Hall and Mansfield Family & Children’s Centre – The Cubby

Funding: $3,477

Melbourne Anglican Trust Corporation

Facilities: St Eanswythe's Church and St Clement's Church

Funding: $5,000

Mildura Rural City

Facilities: Degaris Preschool, Ouyen Pre School, Underbool Pre-School and Murrayville Pre School

Funding: $19,748

Monash City

Facilities: Monash Mens Shed – Bogong Reserve, Oakleigh Golf Club and Pro Shop, Holmesglen Pavillion, Scammel Reserve – Pavillion, South Oakleigh Bowls Club Rooms, Southern Reserve Facilities and Central Reserve Pavillion

Funding: $28,800

Moreland City

Facilities: Brunswick Neighbourhood House and Newlands Community Centre

Funding: $10,000

Moira Shire

Facilities: Numurkah Showgrounds and Nathalia Showgrounds & Recreation Reserve

Funding: $5,000

Mornington Peninsula Shire


  • Bentons Square Community Centre
  • Crib Point Community House
  • Dromana Community House
  • Good Shepherd Community House
  • Mt Eliza Bowling Club
  • Mt Eliza Neighbourhood House
  • Rye Community House
  • Seawinds Community Hub
  • Somerville Community House
  • Sorrento Community Centre

Funding: $19,500

Murrumbeena Park Bowling Club

Facility: Murrumbeena Park Bowling Club

Funding: $3,000

National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

Facility: Mooramong

Funding: $4,540

Oakleigh Bowling Club Inc

Facility: Oakleigh Bowling Club

Funding: $2,350

Old Colonists' Association of Victoria

Facility: Braeside Park Retirement Village

Funding: $4,450

Parish of Box Hill and Box Hill North

Facility: St Francis Xavier Church

Funding: $3,000

Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre Inc

Facility: Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre

Funding: $3,900

South Gippsland Shire

Facilities: Port Welshpool Ferry Terminal, Port Welshpool Bowling Club, Manna Gum Community House and Leongatha Community House

Funding: $5,400

St Andrew's Catholic Church, Clayton South

Facility: St Andrew's Catholic Church

Funding: $3,000

St Scholastica's Catholic Church, Bennettswood

Facility: St Scholastica's Catholic Church

Funding: $3,000

Stonnington City

Facility: Sunnyside Kindergarten

Funding: $1,500

Stratford Bowls Club

Facility: Stratford Bowls Club

Funding: $2,800

Strathbogie Shire

Facilities: Tablelands Community Centre Inc, Strathbogie Memorial Hall and Farmers Arms Hotel Museum

Funding: $10,400

Tara Centre for Wisdom Culture

Facility: Tara Institute

Funding: $4,350

Timboon Golf Club Inc

Facility: Timboon Golf Club

Funding: $5,000

Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation Inc

Facility: VACCHO

Funding: $5,000

Wellington Shire

Facilities: Heyfield Community Resource Centre, Yarram Recreation Reserve and Heyfield War Memorial Hall

Funding: $1,800

Whitehorse City

Facilities: Vermont South Tennis and Bowls Club and East Burwood South Pavilion and Sports Club

Funding: $4,680

Yarra Ranges Shire


  • Belgrave Community Hub
  • Chrinside Park Community Hub
  • CIRE Community House Mt Evelyn
  • Community Sports Pavilion, Belgrave South
  • Japara House (preschool)
  • Japara House (sub-annex)
  • Japara House Living and Learning Centre
  • Joy Avenue Preschool
  • Launching Place Preschool
  • Monbulk Community Sports Pavilion
  • Monbulk Regional Soccer System
  • Mooroolbark Early Childhood Education Centre
  • Mooroolbark Library
  • Old Lilydale Courthouse
  • Olinda Recreation Reserve Sports Pavilion
  • Pinks Reserve Regional Netball Facility
  • Wickham Reserve Cricket Pavilion
  • Yarra Glen Men's Shed
  • Yarra Junction Library

Funding: $57,713

Yarraville Anglican Parish

Facility: St Mark's Anglican Church

Funding: $2,350

Stream 2: Project implementation

Ballarat North Bowling Club Inc

9.5 kWh solar battery storage unit installed at the Ballarat North Bowling Club to complement existing 11.6 kW solar panel system.

Funding: $6,272

Bass Coast Shire Council

Installation of a 13.32 kW solar system and a Tesla Powerwall 2 at the Corinella and District Community Centre to provide grid independence and resilience during power outages.

Funding: $12,105

Bayside City Council

Installation of a solar power system, changing gas appliances to electric, and upgrading to five star energy-efficient reverse cycle air-conditioners at the Beaumaris Bowls Club.

Funding: $16,455

Bayswater Bowls Club Inc.

Installation of a 16.2 kW solar power with storage system at the Bayswater Bowls Club.

Funding: $19,504

Centre for Participation Inc

Installation of solar panels at the Centre for Participation to give estimated annual saving of $5.5K-$12.6K.

Funding: $14,483

City of Greater Bendigo

Installing energy-efficient lighting at the Bendigo Badminton and Table Tennis Complex to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 43.84 tonnes CO2 emissions per annum and reduce ongoing operational costs by $10,745 annually.

Funding: $11,546

City of Monash

Installation of a 19.58 kW solar system at the Princes Hwy Reserve – West Pavillion to reduce electricity costs by 65% and avoid 28 tonnes of greenhouse gases per annum.

Funding: $12,000

Darebin Community Health Service

Installation of 79 solar panels at Your Community Health Northcote site to reduce energy consumption by over 35% and reduce carbon emissions by 32.11 tonnes per year.

Funding: $16,312

Daylesford Dharma School Inc

Installation of a 38.7kW solar system at the Daylesford Dharma School, reducing electricity costs and supercharging a climate conversation in our school community.

Funding: $11,485

Geelong Bowls Club Inc.

Increase existing solar panels so that the Geelong Bowls Club can rely solely on solar power to meet its power requirements during daylight.

Funding: $5,000

Geelong Eastern Park Bowling Club

Installation of 26.6 kW solar panel system at the Geelong Eastern Park Bowls Club Pavilion to reduce reliance fossil fuels for electricity.

Funding: $12,500

Glen Eira City Council

Replacement of existing incandescent floodlights with LED lights on courts 1 and 2 at the Ormond Tennis Club to reduce emissions by approximately 50%.

Funding: $12,320

Glen Eira City Council

Installation of a solar PV system to be connected to a battery storage unit at the Centenary Park Tennis Club Rooms.

Funding: $6,726

Glen Eira City Council

Installation of solar PV at the Glen Eira McKinnon Bowls Club to reduce CO2 production by more than 29 tonnes per annum.

Funding: $11,750

Golden Square Bowling and Croquet Club

13.26 kWh project consisting of 34 solar panels at the Golden Square Bowling and Croquet Club.

Funding: $4,800

Greythorn Bowling Club Inc.

Installation of a solar energy collection system at the Greythorn Bowling Club to reduce operational energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

Funding: $11,420

Historical Society of Mooroopna Inc

Installation of 20 solar panels and a battery at the Historical Society of Mooroopna Museum.

Funding: $6,166

Indigo Shire Council

Installation of solar and an efficient climate control system at the Chiltern Athenaeum Museum.

Funding: $21,773

Indigo Shire Council

Installation of solar panels and a battery at the Lions Club of Kiewa-Tangamblanga.

Funding: $11,353

Leo Baeck Centre for Progressive Judaism Inc

Large solar PV installation – 26 panels, 10.36 kW – on the roof of Kiddush Hall at the Leo Baeck Centre.

Funding: $6,800

Midlands Golf and Bowls Club

Installation of a 100 kW solar system at the Midlands Golf and Bowls Club (including RSL Club).

Funding: $25,000

Mildura Golf Club Inc.

Installation of a 100 kW solar system at the Mildura Golf Resort to address a 40% increase in power costs over the last 2 years,

Funding: $25,000

Mildura Rural City Council

Installation of up to a 28 kw (86 x 330 watt panels) of rooftop solar at the Mildura and Workers Bowling Club to save more than $7,000 annually in electricity charges, and to remove over 48 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.

Funding: $14,255

Mildura Rural City Council

Installation of a 31.2 kW solar PV system at the Mildura Football Netball Club's Mildura Function Centre consisting of: 80 × 390W JA Solar DeepBlue 2.0 (Black Frame) and Sungrow Inverter 29.9 kW.

Funding: $13,386

Moira Shire Council

Installation of solar energy converting infrastructure at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Mens Shed, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and running costs.

Funding: $5,339

NewHope Baptist Church

Installation of a solar system at the NewHope Community Centre to generate and utilise sustainable energy during daylight hours.

Funding: $25,000

Outlook (Aust) Ltd

The project will reduce approx 48,000 kWh and 37.5 tonnes of CO2 per year at the Community Centre and head office, and allow the building to run off grid for 6 months of the year.

Funding: $14,450

Phillip Island Football Netball Club Inc.

Supply and installation of a solar PV system at the Phillip Island Football Netball Club clubrooms to reduce energy bills and greenhouse gas emissions.

Funding: $10,000

Point Lonsdale Surf Lifesaving Club

Installation of solar panels and battery storage to enable the Clubhouse to operate on a majority of renewable energy.

Funding: $25,000

Portsea Golf Club

Installation of a 99.60 kW on-grid solar power system for the Portsea Golf Club Clubhouse. This system would produce an average of approximately 399.81 kWh per day over the year.

Funding: $25,000

Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation

Installation of a 13.32KW solar array on its Community Centre in Sale.

Funding: $6,199

St Arnaud Country Club Inc

Installation of a 12.6 kW solar energy system at the St Arnaud Country Club.

Funding: $5,772

Stonnington City Council

Installation of a 32.6 kWh battery storage system at the Dunlop Pavilion, maximising the use of on-site rooftop solar generation and delivering energy cost savings to the clubs.

Funding: $22,397

Tamil Educational Cultural and Charitable Association Inc.

Installation of solar power system to convert solar energy into useable energy at the Kundrathu Kumaran Temple – Hindu Place of Worship, and using battery storage to store and use this energy.

Funding: $22,875

The Anglican Diocese of Melbourne

Replacement of 30 fluorescent and 13 halogen light fittings with LED in the Parish Hall.

Funding: $2,698

Trentham Golf Club Inc.

Addition of battery storage to current 12 kW clubhouse solar system. The club is looking to offset all its night-time clubhouse, refrigeration, hot water and bore pumping power usage that is currently taken from the grid.

Funding: $15,429

Wangaratta Rural City Council

Installation of solar PV systems across three North East Regional Pre Schools Association sites to assist them in reducing their carbon footprint.

Funding: $10,992

Warneet Motor Yacht Club Inc

Installation of solar PV which will manage expenses at the Warneet Motor Yacht Club.

Funding: $5,000

Wellington Shire Council

Installation of large scale solar PV at the Cameron Sporting Complex to create a carbon neutral facility.

Funding: $50,000

Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club Inc.

Installation of two 14 kW solar battery units at the Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club to significantly reduce electricity costs, protect the club from future price rises and support efforts to achieve net zero carbon.

Funding: $13,600

Yarram Neighbourhood House

Installation of 6.66 kW solar PV system at the Yarram Men's Shed, and a solar hot water system installed at the Neighbourhood House site, along with an awning to shade a large window and a professional clean and anti-lichen treatment on an existing PV system.

Funding: $6,280

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Upgrade lighting to LEDs at two Preschools in Chirnside Ward.

Funding: $2,460

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Installation of solar and batteries across the 3 phases at the Yarra Junction Bowling Club, enabling the club to function during power outages and incorporate into a possible future precinct scale microgrid.

Funding: $42,000

Yarra Ranges Shire Council

Installation of a solar and battery system that will enable the Koha Cafe/Warburton Senior Citizens to operate in the event of grid failure, making it energy resilient in an area that frequently experiences power outages.

Funding: $47,025

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