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Funding for energy efficiency upgrades, PBCs and protecting Aboriginal sites closing soon

We've tracked a number of financial grants that may be able to assist First Nations households, communities and businesses transition to renewable energy. 

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Western Australia

Finance and funding opportunities for Western Australia can be found here.

We haven't tracked them all yet, so please advise us if you know of finance or funding opportunities that could be included.

 



Preserve, Promote and Protect our Aboriginal Sites Grants Program (Closing 29 March 2024)



Name of program: Preserve, Promote and Protect our Aboriginal Sites Grants Program

Who is it for: 

  • Incorporated Aboriginal not-for-profit organisations

Who's funding it? WA government

Conditions: 

  • grants of up to $50,000 exclusive of GST
  • only available for projects associated with Aboriginal sites that are registered on the Register of Places and Objects (the Register) at the time of applying

When does funding close? 29 March 2024

How do I apply? Click here 


 

 

 

 

Thanks to Michael Lammli for the use of the photo!


First Nations and the Clean Energy Transition: Emerging Issues in New Transmission Infrastructure

A review of Federal and State government approaches to transmission reveals inconsistency and a lack of accountability for ensuring commitments to First Nations outcomes. Despite all government’s stated ambition for First Nations participation in Australia’s energy transition, there is presently a lack of commitment to embedding First Nations outcomes in transmission planning prior to decision-making.



 

 

With grateful thanks for use of the photo by Nikola Johnny Mirkovic.


Australian Capital Territory

Finance and funding opportunities for the ACT can be found here.

We haven't tracked them all yet, so please advise us if you know of finance or funding opportunities that could be included.

 



Sustainable Household Scheme



Name of program: Sustainable Household Scheme

Who is it for: 

  • residents of the ACT who own a home or hold a current driving licence
  • community groups

Who's funding it? ACT government

Conditions: 

  • Eligible home owners can borrow from $2,000 to $15,000 with up to 10 years to repay it. There's zero interest, and no upfront costs or fees. 
  • Loans must be used to buy energy-efficient products, including:

    • rooftop solar panels 
    • household battery storage systems
    • electric heating and cooling systems
    • hot water heat pumps 
    • electric stove tops
    • electric vehicles
    • electric vehicle charging infrastructure
    • ceiling insulation
    • installation costs for these products.

When does funding close? OPEN

How do I apply? Click here 


 

 

 

Thanks to Allan Sharp for the photo!


Queensland

Finance and funding opportunities for the state of Queensland can be found here.

We haven't tracked them all yet, so please advise us if you know of finance or funding opportunities that could be included.

 



Natural Resources Recovery Program (Closing 26 February 2024)



Name of program: Natural Resources Recovery Program - Round 3

Who is it for: 

  • not-for-profit and natural resource management organisations across Queensland
  • First Nations people and organisations
  • partnerships

Who's funding it? Qld government

Conditions: 

  • up to $10 million funding per year
  • must improve landscape resilience and ability to respond to natural disasters and climate change, and build valued and enduring partnerships with Traditional Owners

When does funding close? 26 February 2024

How do I apply? Click here


 

Thanks to Kikki Starr for the photo!


Victoria

Finance and funding opportunities for the state of Victoria can be found here.

We haven't tracked them all yet, so please advise us if you know of finance or funding opportunities that could be included.

 



Solar Saver Rates Program, Darebin



Name of program: Solar Saver Rates Program

Who is it for: 

  • renters who are First Nation residents
  • homeowners who are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander resident

Who's funding it? City of Darebin

Conditions: 

  • must live in Darebin
  • need to register your interest
  • Council pays the upfront cost for the system, and you (or your landlord) pay it off over 10 years, interest-free

When does funding close? OPEN

How do I apply? Click here


 

 

Thanks to Stefan K for the photo!


New funding opportunity available for regional and remote First Nations not-for-profits

The Australian government's 'Growing Regions Program' is now open for capital works projects. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 1 August 2023.

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World Economic Forum: Renewables projects must respect Indigenous Peoples and local communities. Here's how

The case for responsible renewables development isn’t just an altruistic one. Businesses, development finance institutions and governments all face real risks when they don’t prioritise community interests and human rights.

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