A free program to boost renewable energy at not-for-profit organisations has had success with more than 50 NFPs registering since November last year.
Aged care, transitional housing and animal welfare charities as well as sports clubs, church groups and youth camps have registered with the Sustainable Energy in Not-For-Profits Program.
The program was established by the Alternative Technology Association (ATA) in partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation to help organisations save money by installing sustainable energy.
Nick Carrazzo, ATA energy analyst, said a range of groups had signed up. In coming months the ATA will be working closely with each of them.
“We will be assessing energy efficiency and solar PV opportunities at their site or sites, developing a business case, linking them with financiers, assessing quotes and monitoring ongoing performance,” Mr Carrazzo said.
“By saving money on energy bills, these not-for-profits organisations will be able to redirect more money to fulfilling their core strategic goals.”
The program was officially opened on November 17, 2017 and is still open. Organisations registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission or that have tax charity concession status with the Australian Tax Office are eligible for the program.
For more details, organisations can go to: www.ata.org.au/sustainable-energy-in-not-for-profits