Grants / Funding

 

All grants acquitted so far have delivered agreed commitments on time and on budget. Southern Solar Hub delivered higher-than-agreed target.

The Co-op thanks all funding agencies which have provided financial support allowing us, with a lot of additional volunteer time and effort, to innovate, to develop new ideas and to keep on “working together towards a zero emissions community”. We would also like to thank their staff members who helped!

The many activities delivered solely via volunteer effort are not included here.

Year

Grant/ Funding Organisation

Organisation Logo

Amount

Purpose

2017

South Gippsland Shire

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$2,500

To run 5 community events in South Gippsland Shire: Community information on energy efficiency, solar PV, battery storage, establishing community owned renewable projects, Southern CORE fund and financing solar for business

2017

Vic Govt: New Energy Jobs Fund

Agreement being finalised.

$241 850 over 3 years

Towards the “Old Energy- New Energy” Project stages 1 & 2 at the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi.

2016

Electrical Trades Union Victoria

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$1000

Towards edition 3 of the Green Guide ( lists local providers of energy efficiency and renewable energy goods and services)

2016

South Gippsland Shire

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$2,500

Towards 5 events in South Gippsland Shire: Community information on household energy efficiency, solar PV/ battery storage, financing solar for business

2016

Bass Coast Community Foundation

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$60,000 over 4 years

Towards the “Old Energy- New Energy” project State Coal Mine Wonthaggi- 86 kW Solar PV, 25 kwh battery storage, Tech officer to assist with Mine and other community energy installations.

2013

Gippsland Climate Change Network

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$1500

To run 2 energy efficiency for business and farm events: Leongatha and Wonthaggi

2010

Sustainability Victoria

$250,000 over 3years

For the Southern Solar Hub- facilitating 650 kW solar PV across Bass Coast, Sth Gippsland and Cardinia Shires.

2010

Bass Coast Shire Council

$3000

Energy efficiency information and skills building sessions in Bass Coast

2010

Social Traders

$10,000

Business Plan development

2010

Sustainability Victoria

$50,000

Climate Communities: Community education & capacity building sessions on household energy efficiency & renewables across Bass Coast & South Gippsland Shire communities

2010

Vic Dept Sustainability & Environment

$10,000

Communications Plan/ Organisational Development

 

         

Other income:

The Co-op in 2013, derives some income to fund its ongoing community activities from:

Over time, the Energy Innovation Co-operative aims to develop sufficiently as a true “social enterprise”, to fund its community activities through business income, with our business focussing on renewable energy generation and energy efficiency. We continue to apply for a range of government grants.