Information about applying for a grant
Our grants program has a particular focus, which provides the basis of our threshold eligibility criterion. This is that you must be able to show that your proposal will build knowledge and capacity to support energy policy development that will benefit the long term interests of consumers.
If this is met, then your proposal will also need to meet our selection criteria, which are set out in more detail in the application pack.
ECA manages three grant sub-programs:
- CEO Grants for grants of up to $15,000 to enable consumer engagement and advocacy in government, regulatory, or industry processes.
CEO grants may be considered at any time throughout the year. All grant applications are assessed against the same criteria.
Advocacy and research grants applications are considered on a quarterly basis. Important dates 2019 are below:
|APPLICATION DUE||DECISION DATE|
|28 February 2019||11 April 2019|
|2 May 2019||13 June 2019|
|29 August 2019||10 October 2019|
You should also allow an additional two to three weeks from the decision date and, if you are successful, finalisation of a funding agreement.
We encourage you to make use of the FAQ’s and other downloadable documents, including the applicant pack, that provide extra detail about our grants program and what you need to think about. Please read this documentation carefully. We have designed them to answer all of your questions and to help you build your application in a way that meets our requirements.
Energy Consumers Australia recently hosted a webinar which includes tips for applications and information about the program.
If you have questions that are not answered in our documents, can’t find the information you need or have any doubts, please email us at email@example.com We are happy to answer your specific questions and provide additional guidance.