The Co-op appreciates and thanks all its members and friends, whose volunteer effort , participation in activities, annual subscriptions and/ or additional donations enable the Co-op to just keep on “working together towards a zero emissions community. The organisations listed below help us build on and multiply the impact of this volunteer effort. We offer our sincere thanks to them also.


Funding organisation

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2019 DELWYP (Via contract with GCCN) $93,000 Renewable Energy Roadmap for Bass Coast/South Gippsland (&  merging that & other work into Renewable Energy Roadmap for Gippsland
2018 Vic Govt. DELWP Pick My Proj.  $44,500 "Renewing Our Kids' Future": 30kW solar, monitoring & ed prog. PI Early Learning Centre Cowes, PI.
2018 Bass Coast Shire   $5000 5 Energy/ initial C.O.R.E Feasibility Assessments for businesses & community buildings Bass Coast.

ETU Victoria

$5000 Totally Renewable Phillip Island: Community planning

Mullim Trust

Australian Communities Foundation

Rose Gilder

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EICo-op Public fund (Southern CORE Fund) : focus LatrobeValley: Artist Resource Collective(ARC) Yinnar.


Bass Coast Shire (community grants)



Building Community participation: Southern CORE Fund.

2017 Anonymous
Private donation (local)


EICo-op Public Fund: Southern CORE Fund


ETU Victoria


Matched funding contribution: Planning stages 3,4,5 Old Energy-New Energy project


ETU Victoria

$20,000 EICo-op Public Fund: Southern CORE Fund



Victorian Government: New Energy Jobs Fund 


$241850 over 3 years 

Towards the “Old Energy- New Energy” Project stages 1 & 2 at the State Coal Mine Wonthaggi. 

2017 South Gippsland Shire


Towards 5   information sessions/events in  SGSC, for community & business.



Electrical Trades Union Victoria



Green Guide/ Living Greener 

2016 South Gippsland Shire $2,500 Towards 5 events in South Gippsland Shire
2016 Bass Coast Community Foundation

$60,000 over 4 years

Towards the “Old Energy- New Energy” project State Coal Mine Wonthaggi- 86 kW Solar PV, 25 kwh battery storage, Tech officer to assist with Mine and other community energy installations.


Gippsland Climate Change Network


To run 2 energy efficiency for business and farm events: Leongatha and Wonthaggi


Sustainability Victoria

$250,000 over 3years

For the Southern Solar Hub- facilitating 650 kW solar PV across Bass Coast, Sth Gippsland and Cardinia Shires.


Bass Coast Shire Council


Energy efficiency information and skills building sessions in Bass Coast


Social Traders


Business Plan development



Sustainability Victoria (Climate Communities)



Community education:household energy efficiency & renewables across Bass Coast & South Gippsland communities

2010 Vic Health


Communications Plan/ Organisational Development

Other income:

  • The Co-op also derives income to fund ongoing community activities from:



    Living Greener advertising

    Contracted service provision

Over time, the Energy Innovation Co-operative aims to develop sufficiently as a true “social enterprise”, to fund its community activities through business income, with our business focussing on renewable energy generation and energy efficiency. We continue to apply for a range of government grants.