Green Guide to Government Policy
3. Financial incentives
Thu 24 Feb, 2011 Tasmania
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3.1 ClimateConnect and Earn YourStars Micro-grants
The Climate Connect program provides grants for projects that help community groups develop ideas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Grants of up to $30,000 are available for community projects that involve partnerships with businesses, local councils or schools.
The projects must meet the program's key objectives:
- reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- conserving energy
- encouraging others to find climate change solutions
- promoting new ideas to reduce emissions and conserve energy.
Seven diverse projects were awarded funding in the 2009-10 round of the ClimateConnect grants program. Under this program, eligible community groups can apply for grants of up to $30 000 to undertake projects that reduce emissions or conserve energy in their community.
The first round of the Earn Your Stars Micro-grants offered grants of up to $3 000, to help communities find and implement local solutions to the challenges of climate change. In 2009-10, nine projects were awarded funding and the projects are now underway.
3.2 CleanBiz Tasmania
The CleanBiz Tasmania is a training/facilitation and grant scheme for small and medium businesses, to help them reduce operating costs and environmental impacts through energy efficiency.