Ergon Energy Regional QLD Community Fund

Ergon Energy Regional QLD Community Fund

Are you involved with, or know of, a not-for-profit community group or organisation in regional Queensland that needs funding for a bright idea? If so, apply for an Ergon Energy Community Fund grant – it could help bring that big idea to life. Designed to empower non-profit groups to create change for the better. Applications close 12 Sept.

Previous Grant recipients include the following:

Applicant Organisation Project Name Description Location
Freshwater Tennis Club Inc. Freshwater Tennis Club Internal Lighting Upgrade Replace halogen and incandescent lighting with LEDs throughout. Fit timer switches to toilet lighting Freshwater
Townsville City Council – Library Services Tropical Energy Saver Toolkit Purchase equipment to create ‘Tropical Energy Saving Toolkits’ available for loan free of charge to Townsville residents and community organisations.  The toolkits will provide resources for customers to make informed decisions on saving energy in their home Townsville
William Ross State High School Innovation and Training in Sustainability Project Establish a sustainability centre. The centrepiece will be a computer programmed, multi-tiered, solar powered aquaponic (fish and vegetable production) system.  Students will be involved in the way energy, water and nutrients are used and recycled in modern farming practices Townsville
Mt Colliery CWA Mt Colliery CWA Hall Energy Safety and Efficiency Project Update electrical wiring making the hall safer and able to manage modern electrical appliances and equipment. Update the lighting to energy efficient fittings to reduce energy use Mt Colliery
Whitsunday Sports Park Energy Management Software and Hardware Installation of energy management devices to manage power usage; particularly lighting and shutting down unused equipment/appliances Whitsunday
Hervey Bay Girl Guides Hervey Bay Girl Guides Electrical Upgrade Upgrade electrical system for improved safety and reliability. Educate guides and create awareness of the importance of electrical safety Scarness
Mackay Surf Life Saving Club Installation of Energy Efficient Measures at Mackay Surf Life Saving Club Replace leaking shower heads and taps in club change rooms, replace inefficient refrigeration, switch hot water system to an economy tariff Mackay
Mundubbera State School Innovation with Electricity  Decreasing Our Footprint The library will become a sustainable learning space by installing efficient lighting devices, motion and lighting detectors, priority lighting circuits, use of natural airflow for cooling.  Daily, weekly and monthly power usage will be measured. Students will have access to the school’s solar net site to see improved efficiencies and usage protocols Mundubbera
Sacred Heart Parish Ayr Sacred Heart Parish Safer Community Project Installation of electrical safety switches, upgrade switch boards with new enclosures, replace antiquated external lighting with energy efficient lighting Burdekin
Sarina & District Community Kindergarten Association Inc Sarina Kindy Efficient Fridge and Clean Air Project Purchase a replacement energy efficient fridge with a door alarm and provide annual service to improve air conditioner effectiveness Sarina
St. John’s Lutheran Kindergarten St. Johns Kindergarten, Kingaroy Electrical Upgrade Installation of new power circuit, extra power points, safety switch and circuit breakers to manage usage demand Kingaroy
Yeppoon & District Show Society Inc. Outdoor Security Lighting Project Improve security and reduce energy consumption by installing outdoor LED security and safety lighting Yep


Dennis is an Electrical and Control Systems Engineer and was appointed President of Startup Mackay Inc. in June 2016. He is a member of Engineers Australia, AISA, MITN, DMLA within the Education, Training, Research and Innovation Pillar, and the Reference Group for the Digital Economy Strategy. He has also been inducted into the Advance Queensland Community Digital Champion program where he aims to encourage Queenslanders to explore and enjoy the benefits of the digital age. You can follow Dennis on Twitter @DenMurphy or connect with him on LinkedIn (


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