Ipswich applications open for CleanCo Community Futures Fund

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08 April 2024

  • Communities that host publicly owned CleanCo’s generating assets, including their expanding portfolio of renewables are set to benefit from a new round of grant funding
  • The CleanCo Community Futures Fund is now open for applications

Donations and sponsorships of up to $5,000 per applicant are available.

Applications are now open for the next round of grant funding through CleanCo’s Community Futures Fund, an initiative that aims to empower and support community-driven projects and initiatives across Queensland.

The Community Futures Fund, driven by publicly owned renewable energy company CleanCo, will help the Ipswich region to grow existing community initiatives or introduce new ones.

Last year, the first round of CleanCo’s Community Futures Fund was very popular with community groups. A total of $30,000 was shared between seven organisations benefiting initiatives across Queensland including Brighter Brassal’s Big Clean Up Program in Ipswich.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Training and Skills Development and Acting Minister for Energy and Clean Economy Jobs Lance McCallum:

“Because Queenslanders own our energy system, not only can we deliver record cost of living relief through energy rebates, but we can back our local community groups through the Community Futures Fund.

“I’m proud to see Clean Co support local arts, culture and environmental projects and encourage any interested community groups to apply now.”

Quotes attributable to CleanCo General Manager Julie Whitcombe:

“Community is at the heart of what we do here at CleanCo.

“Whether it’s funding for a local school fete, or new equipment for community sports, CleanCo is eager to find new ways to support the communities we are part of.

“We are proud to be part of Ipswich and South East Queensland through the Swanbank Clean Energy Hub and Wivenhoe Pumped Hydro, and we are excited to offer this funding as just one of the regular ways we are giving back to our community.”

Quotes attributable to Brighter Brassal Founder Thomas Anderson:

“Our Big Clean Up Program has meant cleaner streets and waterways for the local community.

“CleanCo’s support has allowed us to purchase equipment, improve our event and increase awareness of our initiatives.”

Further Skilling Queenslanders for Work (SQW) information:

  • This funding opportunity is open to a wide range of recipients, including not-for-profit organisations, community services, First Nations initiatives, educational institutes, small businesses, environmental associations, and individuals dedicated to making a meaningful impact.
  • Up to $30,000 per funding round is available.
  • The current round of funding closes at 5pm on Friday, 19 April. Visit cleancoqueensland.com.au to learn more and apply.