CleanCo announces Community Futures Fund for Ipswich

22 September 2023

Community groups and not-for-profits across Ipswich can now apply for new grants backed by publicly owned renewable energy generator CleanCo.

The first round of the CleanCo Community Futures Fund will support existing initiatives and provide a platform to introduce new ones.

Member for Bundamba Lance McCallum said grants of up to $15,000 were available, with applications set to close on 9 October. 

“Whether it’s funding for a local school fete or new equipment for community sports, CleanCo is keen to offer their support,” Mr McCallum said.

“This funding opportunity is open to a wide range of recipients, including not-for-profits, community groups, First Nations initiatives, schools, small businesses, environmental associations and individuals who are dedicated to making a meaningful impact.

“As a publicly owned renewable energy generator at our iconic Swanbank site, this is just one way CleanCo is engaging with our local community, and I welcome the investment.”

CleanCo Head of Community Engagement James McGarry said CleanCo had a proud record of supporting the Ipswich region.

“Our core business is delivering clean energy solutions to customers like Bunnings, Kmart, and Coles, and we are committed to contributing in a meaningful way to communities like Ipswich that host our generating assets,” Mr McGarry said.

“While CleanCo is powering some of the local shops we visit regularly, we also want to be powering local community initiatives.”