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Funding and grants closing soon

We’re tracking grants and funding opportunities available to assist First Nations households, communities and businesses transition to clean energy solutions in each State and Territory and Australia-wide. There’s a few closing soon so get in quick!

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Michael Lammli for the use of the photo!


Collective plea for renewables funding

Several Australian organisations including the First Nations Clean Energy Network have bandied together to lobby the Federal Government to commit to $100 billion investment in clean energy.

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Emerging issues impacting First Nations in transmission infrastructure planning

A review of Federal and State government approaches to transmission reveals inconsistency and a lack of accountability for ensuring commitments to First Nations outcomes.

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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.

 



Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure Fund: Tropical Cyclone Jasper (Closing 19 April 2024)



Name of program: Building Resilient Tourism Infrastructure Fund: Tropical Cyclone Jasper

Who is it for: 

  • impacted tourism businesses, including private-sector business and not-for-profit organisations 

What’s the intended outcome? 

  • to build resilience and aid their response to future flooding and natural disasters through innovative solutions and bespoke engineering projects, such as flood prevention infrastructure, equipment such as alternative power, safety upgrades, or flood levees.

Who’s funding it? Queensland government, Department of Tourism and Sport

Conditions:

  • Grants of a minimum of $30,000 up to a maximum of $250,000 (excluding GST) will be offered for eligible project costs
  • projects to be completed by 30 November 2025
  • The applicant organisation must:

    • be located and operate within the following declared affected local government areas:
      • Cairns Regional Council
      • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
      • Cook Shire Council
      • Douglas Shire Council
      • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
      • Mareeba Shire Council
      • Tablelands Regional Council
      • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
      • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
    • have an established operating base in Queensland with a primary tourism-related focus

When does funding close? Closing 19 April 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 



Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants (Closing 28 June 2024)



Name of program: Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants

Who is it for: 

  • impacted primary producers, small businesses and non profit organisation

What’s the intended outcome? 

  • to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace fencing and other costs associated with the recovery process

Who’s funding it? Queensland government, Queensland Rural and Industry Development Authority

Conditions:

  • Grants of up to $75,000 available
  • eligible applicants must demonstrate they have suffered direct impact from the disaster
  • To be eligible for assistance your property must be located in one of the defined disaster areas:

    • Cairns Regional Council
    • Cassowary Coast Regional Council
    • Cook Shire Council
    • Douglas Shire Council
    • Hinchinbrook Shire Council
    • Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council
    • Mareeba Shire Council
    • Tablelands Regional Council
    • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council
    • Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council
  • Eligible clean-up, reinstatement activities and emergency measures include:

    • Equipment and materials to undertake clean-up
    • Additional labour costs (above and beyond normal wage expenditure i.e. day-to-day staffing)
    • Disposing of damaged goods and injured or dead livestock, including associated costs
    • Repairs to buildings (other than housing)
    • Fencing not covered by any other assistance
    • Reconditioning/ repairing essential plant and equipment
    • Salvaging crops, grain and feeds
    • Purchase or hire/ lease costs for equipment essential to the immediate resumption of the business
    • Payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
    • Essential repairs to premises and internal fittings that is not covered by insurance.

When does funding close? Closing 28 June 2024

How do I apply? Click here

 

 



Natural Resources Recovery Program (Round 4)



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? Yet to open

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 Homes rebate or loan



Name of program: Solar Homes rebate or loan

Who is it for: 

  • renters 
  • homeowners 

Who's funding it? Victoria Government

Conditions: 

  • If eligible, you may be offered an interest-free loan towards your installation. The maximum loan amounts available are:
    • solar panel (PV) — $1,400
    • solar for rentals — $1,400
    • solar battery loans — $8,800
    You must repay the loan over 4 years, or sooner in a single lump sum if you like.

When does funding close? OPEN

How do I apply? Click here

 

 



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

 

 



Victorian Energy Upgrades program



Name of program: Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program

Who is it for: 

  • business or residential customers

Who's funding it? Essential Services Commission

Conditions: 

  • Search for an accredited provider who may help you access discounts for energy-efficient products under the Victorian Energy Upgrades program here 
  • upgrades may be open to business and/or residential customers

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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