Renewable Energy Project: Solar Panels
A children’s charity for over 100 years, Barnardos advocate for the safety of children at risk of abuse and neglect, providing family support programs and services that empower children to reach their full potential. Barnardos Australia have centres across New South Wales, located in suburbs including Penrith, Auburn, Sydney Metro, and in the Australian Capital Territory. Barnardos are addressing renewable energy and energy efficiency across multiple sites they manage.
The South Coast Children’s Family Centre offers a range of services including family support, early learning, foster care, community building and bushfire recovery support for vulnerable families in the Shoalhaven region of NSW. This loan will allow them to install solar panels and reduce their energy costs which have increased significantly this year.
CORENA has enough funds available from loan repayments and recurring donations to provide this loan but with project 52. Capri Theatre currently fundraising as well there is a shortfall that we need to raise between the two projects. We wanted to allow our donors the opportunity to choose which project they would like to support, and hopefully raise more funds overall, by fundraising for this project too. The best part is, any additional donations to project 53. will allow the Capri Theatre project to go ahead sooner as well!