Due to COVID 19 restrictions this year's Swanpool Environmental Film Festival on June 19 (flier below) had to be postponed. It will now be held on Saturday 23 October, 2021. The decision to postpone was made reluctantly, but past experience suggests restrictions are not lifted quickly and there is a chance people from interstate and Melbourne may not be able to attend or get home because of planned or sudden restrictions. Further, the catering team needs fair warning. Tickets on sale from Friday 1 October 2021. Keep an eye on the Swanpool Cinema website for details.
Indi’s Powering Communities Program 2021 - Expressions of Interest open
Are you a community group looking to reduce energy use, save money and lower emissions?
The Powering Communities Program in Indi provides $67,700 to fund up to 12 small projects that will assist community groups to improve energy efficiency practices, lower energy use, save money and reduce emissions.
Not-for-profit, community organisations are invited to submit an expression of interest to Helen Haines' office for projects of between $5000 - $12000 to:
Eligible purchases include solar PV, batteries, air conditioning, hot water heaters, LED lighting, cooktops and refrigerators and energy audits. A full list can be found in the Guidelines here: https://business.gov.au/grants-and-programs/powering-communities-program.
Community organisations must meet specific eligibility requirements and provide documentation to support their final application if their EOI is successful. Carefully read the grant guidelines before applying.
The guidelines require that community groups use Clean Energy Council accredited retailers and installers and choose Clean Energy Council approved products.
A list of accredited installers and products is available here:
Installers - https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/consumers/buying-solar/find-an-installer
Products/Retailers - https://www.cleanenergycouncil.org.au/consumers/buying-solar/find-an-approved-solar-retailer
To submit an expression of interest please complete this online form. Expressions of interest must be submitted online by 5.00pm Friday 2 July 2021. Once received, expressions of interest will be assessed by my grants consultative committee in mid-July 2021. Successful applicants will then be invited to make a full application for funding.
For further information, please call Helen Haines' office - Wangaratta: 03 5721 7077 or Wodonga: 02 6024 6284.
Helen Haines MP
Independent Federal Member for Indi
117 Murphy Street Wangaratta VIC 3677
T 03 5721 7077
79 High Street Wodonga VIC 3690
T 02 6024 6284
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