The Community Climate Change and Energy Action Program supports Victorian community groups by funding upgrades to community facilities.
These upgrades aim to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions through a range of supported measures including energy-efficient and renewable energy technology.
There are two streams of funding available:
Stream 1 Audit grants: will support audits on existing facilities to identify comprehensive energy improvement upgrades.
Stream 2 Implementation grants: will support the implementation of projects. Two grant Tiers are offered in Stream 2 based on the anticipated level of reduction in energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions:
Tier 1: Project grants will award grants for the implementation of energy improvements.
Tier 2: Innovation and Best Practice grants will be available for projects targeting net zero carbon emissions.
Read the program guidelines.
Read the program definitions.
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$1:$1 (SV:Applicant) for Stream 2 (not applicable for Stream 1).
To apply, you must:
The funding must be used to:
$1:$1 (SV:Applicant) for Stream 2 (not applicable for Stream 1)
Stream 1: Audit grants up to $5,000.
Stream 2: Tier 1 Project grants up to $25,000.
Stream 2: Tier 2 Innovation and Best Practice grants up to $50,000.
The Victorian Government is committed to supporting emissions reduction and renewable energy in the Local Government Sector. This program is intended to support the Victorian Climate Change Framework and the creation of a low emissions climate-resilient built environment.
The program will support community groups to invest in their facilities to:
It is estimated that the program will result in the delivery of approximately 100 energy upgrades at community facilities over 2 years through grant support totalling $3.1 million. The program builds on the model of the successful Local Government Energy Saver program and extends support for all community facilities in Victoria, not limited to low socio-economic councils.
One of the funding recipients of the Local Government Energy Saver program was the Corangamite Shire Council who used the funds to upgrade the Timboon Sports Centre to more energy efficient lighting. They now save approximately 8,400 kilowatt hours and $7,200 on energy bills per year. This upgrade also led to a reduction of 9 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions per year.
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