Solar Community Program closing soon


Northern based Federal Government Senator Ian Macdonald is encouraging local organisations across the Herbert electorate to apply for the Australian Government’s $5 million Solar Communities Program.

Senator Macdonald said the program provides funding for community groups in selected regions across Australia.

“We’re providing funding of up to $12,500 for the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic, solar hot water and solar-connected battery systems at local community organisations to reduce emissions, reduce their electricity costs and support renewable energy,” Senator Macdonald said.

“Round One of this important initiative was hugely successful, providing over $2.8 million to over 200 different community groups.

“In that round, I was extremely pleased that $15,000 was provided to the Endeavour Foundation here in Townsville.

“I understand that there is funding available for around four projects in the Herbert electorate and I encourage local sporting clubs, scouts groups, surf lifesaving clubs and the like to apply.”

Applications close on 31st May 2018.

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