Guidelines update

21 December 2022: The grant opportunity guidelines have been updated to correct an eligible project location from Daylesford to Leonard’s Hill.

Community Batteries for Household Solar Program - Delivery of Election Commitments Stream 2


This opportunity supports selected organisations to deliver community batteries in eligible locations to support lower electricity bills and emissions, support storage of excess solar energy and reduce pressure on the grid.
Open

Closes in 20 days

Closing date: Friday 24 February 2023 5:00pm AEDT Fri 24 Feb 2023 5:00pm AEDT

What do you get?

Grants between $100,000 and $500,000 per eligible location.

The grant will provide $1000 per kilowatt hour (kWh) of battery storage capacity and up to 100% of eligible project expenditure. 

Who is this for?

Specific organisations listed in the grant opportunity guidelines.

Overview


The grant opportunity will deliver community batteries to support lower electricity bills and emissions, support storage of excess solar energy, and reduce pressure on the grid. It complements the Community Batteries for Household Solar Program - Delivery of Election Commitments Stream 1.

The aim of this stream (Stream 2) is to install, connect and operate community batteries in certain locations. Only one community battery can be installed in each location and the Government has identified specific organisations to deliver each community battery. Eligible organisations and associated locations can be found in the grant opportunity guidelines.

Eligible organisations will be contacted and invited to submit an application. 

Check if you can apply


You can apply if you meet the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria are a set of rules that describe who we can consider for this grant. You can apply if you:

  • are an eligible entity
  • have an eligible project
  • have eligible expenditure.

The rules are in the grant opportunity guidelines.

How to apply


Check if you’re ready to apply for a grant

Finding a suitable grant opportunity is just the start of the process to get funding. The application process can take time and effort. Understanding the entire process will help you be grant ready and may improve your chances of getting funding.

Use our checklist to find out what it takes to apply for a grant.

When you're ready to apply

When the online form is available, you must submit your application through the online portal. You’ll need to set up an account when you first log into the portal. The portal allows you to apply for and manage a grant or service in a secure online environment.

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Apply now


Apply for the Community Batteries for Household Solar Program - Stream 2 now

Before you apply, make sure:

  • you read and understand the grant opportunity guidelines
  • if you're not a DNSP, you have written evidence that you have conditional or in-principle agreement of the relevant DNSP that a suitable network connection point can be identified or provided in your chosen location(s).
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Contact


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Key documents


Grant opportunity guidelines

Sample grant agreement

Sample application form