Environmental Grants and Rebates
Rebates for Solar
Solar Homes Package
The Victorian Government’s Solar Homes Package provides a rebate of up to $1,888 for a home solar panel (PV) system installed in 2020. This can be for homeowners or rental properties. Also on offer is solar hot water rebates of $1,000 and up to $4,838 rebate for solar and battery installations. The Government want to help Victorian households cut their electricity bills.
For eligibility requirements visit the Solar Victoria website. For comprehensive information on installing solar power on your property, details about feed-in-tariffs and how to avoid common pitfalls, please visit Council’s Solar and Renewable Energy page.
Victorian Energy Compare $50 bonus
Victorian Energy Compare is an independent Victorian Government tool to help you to compare electricity, gas and solar offers from all energy retailers, based on information you provide about your household or small business.
Visit the energy comparison site, to claim your $50 bonus just for making sure you’re not paying too much for your energy bills.
Every Victorian household can submit a claim for the Power Saving Bonus and there’s no need to switch retailers. However, if you find a better offer from a retailer, it is always best to give them a call to confirm their offer and any terms and conditions or discounts.
You can only claim the $50 bonus on the Victorian Energy Compare website. The Victorian Government won't telephone you about this offer.
Victorian Energy Upgrade Program
Due to COVID-19 the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program has been temporarily suspended. Any service that would require someone to enter a house are being delayed until the State of Emergency is lifted.
Please do not undertake the following activities under the VEU program until notified by the Victorian Government:
- incandescent lighting upgrades
- low-flow shower roses
- weather sealing
- in-home display units
The suspension of incentives applies to these activities in both residential and non-residential premises.
Get up to date details on the suspension on the VEU website by visiting: energy.vic.gov.au
Through the Victorian Energy Upgrade Program, the Victorian Government offers discounts and special deals to homeowners and businesses on selected energy saving products and appliances, to make your property more energy efficient and affordable.
The Victorian Government has put together a list of participating businesses who are accredited to pass on the savings to you. The bigger the greenhouse gas reduction, the bigger your potential incentive. Discounts and special deals range from large items such as replacing inefficient heating and cooling systems, hot water systems and large household appliances, through to showerheads, lighting, draught proofing and energy standby eliminators.
Visit the Victorian Energy Upgrade Program website for a comprehensive list of products and services available for discounts and special deals under the program.
A list of accredited businesses is available here:
Council's Community Grants Program
Frankston City Council runs an annual Community Grants Program to support Frankston City based groups in the operation of programs, specific projects, volunteer training, and development of new services and purchase of new equipment. Environmental initiatives are an area supported by Council's grant program.
Examples of previously successful grants have been funding for equipment to support education and operation of wildlife rescues, funding to run a seminar series on safe use of greywater, funding for equipment to assist volunteers in working in natural reserves, funding for holding an environmental event.
Environmental Sustainability Grants
(Up to $1,000)
This new grant has recently been added to Council’s suite of Miscellaneous Grants. Funding is available to support community groups and organisations with environmental and sustainability projects that support the strategic vision for Frankston City’s future. The four key themes are:
- Protecting and enhancing natural assets
- Wise use of natural resources
- Minimising environmental impacts
- Educating and engaging the community
Environmental Sustainability Grants are open to not-for-profit, incorporated community groups and organisations (or those auspiced by a group that is incorporated). Please note they are not available for schools, businesses or individuals
Philanthropy Australia is the national peak body for philanthropy and is a not-for-profit membership organisation. Members are trusts and foundations, families and individuals who want to make a difference through their own philanthropy and to encourage others to become philanthropists. For information visit the Philanthropy Australia website.
Frankston City Council
PO Box 490
30 Davey Street
Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322