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SUPPORT YOUR COMMUNITY & THE ENVIRONMENT. HELP TURN 1 SOLAR PANEL IN TO 10 SOLAR PANELS!

The Community Energy Revolving Fund

The revolving fund supports community groups to install renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, helping them cut power bills and reduce carbon emissions.

The revolving fund provides interest-free loans which are paid back into the fund from energy savings over a 5 year period, ensuring they remain net positive for the cycle of the loan. The loan is then reinvested to fund other community energy projects.

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Who do the loans go to?

Our loans are given to community groups who are wanting to install solar or other renewable energy projects. Without the fund, the groups would be unable to come up with the capital to fund the projects themselves. 

Once the loan is paid back we reloan the money to another group, continuing the cycle of the fund.

How can you help?

Because the community loans are no-interest we need donations to help build the size of the fund - each donation of $250 will purchase a solar panel that will then be installed on our next community energy project. Can’t donate $250? That’s ok, every donation  makes a difference. 

Each donation is invested over and over again! Your donation helps fund community energy projects for years to come, benefiting the community and reducing emissions well into the future. 

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Funded projects

Our first project, a solar installation at the YMCA in Newtown has recently been completed. 
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The Community Revolving Fund is the creation of Geelong Sustainability who have formed the fund as part of the Barwon South West region Community Power Hub (CPH) program. Donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

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