Grants / Funding

The Co-op Board and Members would like to thank all funding agencies and their staff, who have assisted us to grow and develop, and to work more effectively in our communities.














Bass Coast Community Foundation

Bass Coast Shire Council

South Gippsland Shire Council


DSE Victoria

Towards the Old- Energy New Energy Project; State Coal Mine Wonthaggi

To run 5 events in South Gippsland Shire; focus

Renewable energy/ innovative building/ energy efficiency measures



Communications Plan and Organisational Development







2010 $3,000

Bass Coast Shire Council

Energy Efficiency Information and skills building in Bass Coast 2011
2010 $10,000

Social Traders

Business plan development 2010
2010 $50,000

Sustainability Vic: Climate Communities

Energy Efficiency skills building in communities within South Gippsland/ Bass Coast 2012
2010 $250,000

Sustainability Vic: Solar Hubs

To facilitate the installation of a minimum of 500kW solar pv into South Gippsland, Bass Coast and Cardinia Shires August 2012 (project is ongoing beyond this date)

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.