Not only will these upgrades help these facilities reduce their energy consumption, but they will also significantly reduce their energy bills. And here's the best part - this fund has the potential to unlock over $200 million for impactful upgrades, making a huge difference in our communities! Now, in round one of this two-part program, councils all over the country have the opportunity to apply for co-funding. This means that they can receive additional financial support to make these energy upgrades a reality. Imagine the positive impact this will have on our communities and the savings that can be realized!
These grants are specifically designed to assist community facilities in decreasing their energy consumption and alleviating the financial burden of utility bills. With thousands of community, cultural, and sporting facilities under the care of local councils, serving around eight million people annually, the impact of this initiative will be felt far and wide.
Councils from all corners of the country can access one-off grants ranging from $25,000 to $2.5 million. This provides them with the means to invest in a variety of energy-saving measures. For example, they can replace outdated swimming pool heating systems with electric heat pumps, integrate battery storage at sporting fields, or install electric vehicle chargers for their council fleets. These measures will not only benefit the environment but will also save councils a substantial amount of money in the long run.
So, if you're a council representative and you're passionate about reducing energy consumption and cutting down on utility bills, this is your chance to make a real difference. Don't miss out! Submit your round-one applications today and take advantage of this incredible opportunity. But remember, the deadline is on 30 April 2024, so act fast!
Together, let's create a greener, more sustainable future for our communities. Apply now and be a part of this transformative initiative!