Applications are now open to local governments for the first round of the Federal Government’s new $100 million Community Energy Upgrades Fund.
Grants of between $25,000 and $2,500,000 are available to councils across Australia to invest in energy-saving measures like replacing swimming pool heating systems with electric heat pumps, battery storage at sporting fields and the installation of electric vehicle chargers for council fleets.
The two-stage program aims to help councils unlock of total of more than $200 million in high-impact energy upgrades.
Round one applications are open until 30 April 2024, with grants to be awarded on merit. Grant guidelines and applications are available here.