The Victorian government is committed to building on the existing ResourceSmart Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative Victorian (ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic) framework to reach an additional 400 schools by 2015. As part of this initiative, selected eligible schools are being provided with a one-off grant payment.
The Energy Efficiency Grants provide a one-off payment of up to $10,000 per school to undertake energy audits, purchase energy efficient or sustainable infrastructure, and undertake related energy saving activities.
The selection process for a grant is open to all Victorian primary and secondary schools that are new to the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework. A new school is any school (or campus of a multi campus school site) that:
- as of December 2011 is not registered as a ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic school
- has not received funding from a state, federal or local government source, since the beginning of 2008 to participate in ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic.
Schools that apply for the Energy Efficiency grant must sign up to the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework including registration on the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic online system.
For a list of schools who have been selected to receive a grant, see: List of Successful Schools
About ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic
ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic helps Victorian schools to actively build sustainability into everyday school and community life. Through ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic ‘Sustainability Certification’, schools are given recognition as they step through each of the five modules within the framework. Each school’s achievements are measured and celebrated using the data and evidence it collects and enters into the ResourceSmart online system. This also provides schools with information about the savings it has made. Each school community is encouraged to celebrate its achievements as it obtains its ‘stars’ through Sustainability Certification.
There are nine consortia of service providers (four metro and five regional) funded to support schools with ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic. Regional coordinator contact details in your region are located on Sustainability Victoria’s website. To explore more about the ResourceSmart AuSSI Vic framework for schools visit the website: Sustainability Victoria
The Energy Efficiency Grants Program is a Department and Sustainabilty Victoria partnership.
For further information about the grants, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org