The Community Energy Efficiency Program (CEEP) is providing $112 million in grants to 170 local governments and non-profit community groups for energy efficiency upgrades such as lighting, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. These grants will improve the energy efficiency and amenity of council and community use buildings and facilities.
Funding reductions to Low Carbon Communities announced in the May 2013 Budget apply to future funding rounds. Funds remain to support grants under existing rounds of the CEEP.
The CEEP is a competitive merit-based grant program that provides co-funding to local governing bodies and non-profit community organisations to implement projects that deliver a range of energy efficiency measures in council and community owned buildings, facilities and sites; particularly where this would benefit low socio-economic and other disadvantaged communities or support energy efficiency in regional and rural councils.
For local government and non-profit community organisations, this includes council buildings such as town halls, chambers, libraries and administration buildings; council facilities such as bores, depots and sewerage treatment centres; community buildings such as museums, theatres, libraries, hubs and arts centres; as well as sporting and recreation facilities, aquatic and leisure centres, parks, ovals and reserves.
Projects under the CEEP may consist of the installation or upgrade of energy efficiency technologies including cogeneration, tri-generation and geothermal heating; street lighting, indoor and outdoor lighting; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), draught sealing, double glazed windows, insulation, solar hot water systems, building management systems and variable speed drives.
Grant recipients are listed once a Funding Agreement has been executed.
The program is part of the government's plan for a Clean Energy Future.
The objectives of the CEEP are to:
- support a range of local councils and community organisations to increase the energy efficiency of different types of non-residential council and community-use buildings, facilities and lighting; particularly where this would benefit low socio-economic and other disadvantaged communities or support energy efficiency in regional and rural councils, and
- demonstrate and encourage the adoption of improved energy management practices within councils, organisations and the broader community.
There were separate guidelines and Fact Sheets for each funding round under the CEEP.
- Round One Guidelines
- Round One Fact Sheet (PDF 232 KB)
- Round Two Guidelines
- Round Two Fact Sheet (PDF 113 KB)
For further information
Phone: 1800 830 922