Energy Innovation Co-operative Ltd’s Southern CORE Fund supports community groups to install renewable energy and energy efficiency measures, helping them cut power bills and reduce carbon emissions.
For most projects, community groups apply for no-interest loans. Interest-free loans are paid back to the Fund from energy savings, becoming available to support the next group’s project. Because the community loans are no-interest we need donations to help build the size of the fund

Each donation is invested over and over again! Donations $2 and over to the Energy Innovation Co-operative Public Fund are tax deductible.

In 2018 we extended this offering beyond South Gippsland and Bass Coast, into the Latrobe Valley and beyond. We will supplement support with small grants to the most-in-need communities as the Fund builds.

Funded Projects

Projects Seeking Additional Funding

Target $50,000 in donations raised will help obtain grants of $300,000! Each $1 donation multiplied by six! Please help us raise these funds now! The Valley needs your support. With many thanks to Mullim Trust (D, Steve and Sue Mathews, M Batchelor,  Trudy Wyse, ST Greco, Meg Cheung), Australian Community Foundation, Rose Gilder, J Mumford, N Miller, S Davies, S Van Stokrom & Family, M Mackay & P Dann, R Bradbury, G Clark, L & L Giddy, M Scott, S Packham, O Wellings, P Wonfor, J Wood, Bass Coast Community Foundation, Electrical Trades Union, Mullum Trust, Australian Communities Foundation, R Guilder, Andrews Foundation and several anonymous donors for donations so far.