Leading ethical bank, Bank Australia, announced today their biggest ever round of grant funding, including a new category just for community energy projects. Five organisations will receive $25,000 from the Bank to develop their community energy projects.
The full list of grant recipients can be found on their website, but the five community energy winners are worth us listing here:
- Bendigo Sustainability Group
- Central Victorian Greenhouse Alliance
- Gippsland Climate Change Network
- Community Power Agency
Yes, that’s right – we’re one of the recipients. We’re using the funds to help Inner West Council in Sydney further develop their plans for creating a solar garden for those residents who are ‘locked out’ of owning their own rooftop solar system.
The project will determine the best solar gardens model to use for residents in the Inner West Council are and commence planning for the future implementation stage.
Our heartfelt congratulations to all the successful applicants. We look forward to seeing your community energy projects unfold and flourish with this generous support from Bank Australia.