Solar Communities Program


The Solar Communities Program will provide $2.2 million in grants to community organisations in eligible regions to undertake small-scale renewable energy generation and energy storage projects, including purchase and installation of solar photovoltaic systems, battery storage for solar photovoltaic systems and solar hot water systems. The program will fund up to 100 per cent of eligible expenditure.

The minimum grant amount is $2,500
The maximum grant amount is $12,500.
If your total budget costs are greater than the maximum grant amount of $12,500, you will have to meet additional costs yourself.

Who can apply:
At a minimum, you must:

  • be a community organisation
  • be a legal entity, able to enter into a grant agreement with the Commonwealth
  • be located in an eligible region
  • have an Australian Business Number (ABN).


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