CORENA is a non-profit organisation. Our powerful revolving fund enables all Australians to help tackle the climate emergency by donating to projects that reduce carbon emissions immediately.
How CORENA works
Community organisations apply for zero-interest loans to pay for projects such as installing solar panels, improving energy efficiency, switching away from fossil gas use, or purchasing electric vehicles. The resultant savings on energy/fuel bills cover the loan repayments into our revolving fund. This means organisations can reduce their carbon footprint at no cost to themselves, and after their loan is fully repaid they reap the additional benefit of having lower operating costs.
We then invite everyone to chip in to help fund the project. We use those new donations and recent loan repayments from earlier projects to give a loan to cover the project costs. From 1/7/22, up to 20% of loan repayments will be set aside to help cover the cost of increasing our project delivery capacity.
Chip in to help fund one of the projects below. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible.
Apply for a no-interest project loan to reduce your organisation’s carbon emissions.
We’d love your help! Become a member, volunteer, or help spread the word.
Alternatively you can set up a recurring weekly or monthly contribution and we will allocate your donation to whichever Quick Win climate project is next in line for funding at the time your contributions arrive.
Your donation does not just help fund one project. It will be used over and over again as loan repayments return your money to the revolving fund. A donation of $100 to our first project has already been re-used many times and has paid over $433 towards overall project costs to date.
Together we have funded 51 projects that reduce community carbon emissions since 2013.
[Charts current as of 16 March 2023]
Your donations are powerful! They continue revolving and growing in impact forever. They enable community organisations to reduce carbon emissions at no cost to themselves. And we all receive the climate benefit.
We currently have a number of potential new projects under discussion, including our first project for replacing fossil gas use with efficient electric alternatives. We’re still confirming the details, but you can select either that or the more general ‘Coming soon’ option when you chip in to reduce carbon emissions via our climate projects.
Recently funded projects
Project 51 – Manjimup Community Resource Centre
Manjimup Community Resource Centre provides access to Government Services, room hire and administrative services for the Manjimup Community. Their 15kW solar installation will include a monitor that measures the centre’s energy use alongside energy produced by the solar panels. This will allow the centre to adjust their energy use to maximise the use of their solar energy and minimise carbon emissions and costs even further.
Project 50. Believe Housing/AnglicareSA
This project will install 13 solar systems on community housing for tenants who are experiencing significant cost of living pressures. The installation will include a Pulse® home monitoring system connected to a centralised monitoring and control system.
Your impact so far…
We knew our revolving fund would mean that donated money would be used again and again, but even we were surprised when we analysed what happens in detail.
Go to the Impact Calculator to see how your impact has grown.
8. Moss Vale
10. Parkholme LED
12. Yack Health
17. Albert L-T
18. Trish L-T
19. Coast FM transmitter
20. Apprenticeships Q
21. Mansfield Kindergarten
22. Frances L-T
23. Clunes Old School
24. Coast FM studio
25. Sonia L-T
30. Marlin Coast
32. Club Italia
33. Clunes Coronation
34. Woden Valley
35. Woonona Bulli
36. Coorabell Hall
38. Robert Menzies College
41. Geelong Bowls
43. Parkholme solar
44. CC Steiner School
45. Fair Food
47. Murray Mallee
49. Mary Knoll
First getting off gas project