Community organisations and small businesses will get help to reduce their power bills and their carbon footprint through the Liberal Government’s Energy Efficient Communities Program.


Funding is available in two streams:


Community Organisations – grants of up to $12,500 for eligible community organisations is available for funding of small-scale solar energy generation and storage projects. 


Small Businesses - grants of up to $20,000 will be available for small businesses. High-energy using businesses may receive up to $25,000.



Jason Falinski encouraged community groups like Men’s Sheds, community centres, women’s associations, Rural Fire Brigade’s, community owned child care centres, sports clubs, Scout or Guide groups and surf lifesaving clubs on the Beaches to apply.


“These grants are part of the Liberal Government’s $3.5 billion Climate Solutions Package, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ensure we meet our 2030 Climate Commitments.


“We are focused on developing practical ways of working with people rather than taxing them – by supporting solar generation, reducing emissions and helping community groups and small businesses manage their power bills,” Mr Falinski said.


Community groups can apply at

Businesses can apply at