Sustainable Household Scheme loans are now available for community groups


Applications are now open for ACT community non-profit groups to apply for interest-free loans of up to $15,000 through the Sustainable Household Scheme.

Eligible community groups can use the loans to make sustainable improvements to their premises or purchase an electric vehicle to reduce energy costs and the impact of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT. Groups can choose to purchase one or more eligible products with a maximum loan term of 10 years.

The scheme has been a huge success in ensuring that more Canberrans benefit from a net zero emissions future. The expansion of the program will help community organizations make small and big changes that can have positive impacts for the organization and our community.

More than 7,000 households have already applied for a loan through the program to help cover the initial costs of investing in sustainable products. These upgrades include rooftop solar panels, home storage batteries, zero-emission vehicles and efficient home appliances.

To read terms and conditions and guidelines or learn more about how to apply for a loan, visit the Everyday Climate Choices website.

This initiative is part of the ACT Labour-Greens Government’s commitment to climate action through the 10th Legislative Assembly’s Parliamentary Accord.

Credit provided by Brighte Capital Pty Ltd (ABN 74 609 165 906). Australian Credit License Number 508217. All inquiries are subject to Brighte’s credit approval criteria. Fees, terms and conditions apply.

Quotes attributable to Katherine McConnell, Founder and CEO of Brighte:

The ACT sustainable household program has been extremely popular. We are excited to welcome community organizations who are interested in retrofitting their premises with solar and sustainable equipment to participate in the program now and help bring lasting benefits to their communities.

Solar is the gateway to lowering energy bills and making more sustainable choices for the environment and the communities we live in.

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