Lowering energy costs for community groups in Hume

Monday, 22 November 2021

Federal Member for Hume Angus Taylor has congratulated six community groups who will receive grants to lower their energy costs thanks to the Federal Government’s Powering Communities Program.

The $10.2 million program provided grants of between $5,000 and $12,000 to eligible community organisations to assist with lowering their power bills.

“Energy bills are often one of the biggest overheads for not-for-profit organisations,” Mr Taylor said.

“I'm thrilled to be able to support these local organisations to reduce their power bills and ease the financial pressure they face.

“It’s groups like these that are the lynchpins of communities around my electorate, and this assistance will allow them to continue to grow, invest and support local jobs.”

Successful organisations include:

Blue Wren Women’s Shelter


Installation of a solar battery system.

Picton Rangers   

$ 7,850

Install a solar battery PV system at Picton Rangers Football facility.

St Vincent de Paul, Picton


Installation of solar panels at the Picton store.

Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living


Installation of a new hot water tubing system.

Southern Highlands Carriage Club Inc


Install solar panels at Southern Highlands Carriage Club Inc facility in Bundanoon.

The Oaks Historical Society  


Installation of a Solar PV System at The Oaks Historical Society Centre.

More information on the Powering Communities Program is available at business.gov.au.