Regional groups are part of a growing movement of citizen-funded climate projects. Our regional partners empower their local communities by giving them the opportunity to instigate and help collectively fund the practical emissions reduction projects administered by CORENA.
Ways your group can be involved
- Partner with us on a project in your area. You identify a suitable project in your area and raise some of the required funds locally, and we’ll raise the rest from our nation-wide supporters and loan repayments from our previous projects.
- Nominate a local community organisation for a Quick Win climate project, and help with local promotion of the project
- Have donation jars for the project at your usual community outreach events
- Whatever YOU think your group would like to do to help make community-funded climate projects succeed and to share in the ‘ownership’ of that success – anything from organising a local project to simply collecting contributions from amongst yourselves
Be creative! The way you choose to work with us is up to you. Please contact us if your group wants to collaborate.
Transition Gawler members helped organise and promote our 2nd Quick Win project and the first in SA at the Gawler Community House. Altogether the Gawler community chipped in $1,088 towards this solar and LED security light project.
CANWin (Climate Action Now Wingecarribee Inc) helped organise the Moss Vale Community Garden solar project back in 2015. They very actively raised local awareness of the project and succeeded in raising $1,722 towards the project via fundraising at markets and donations from individuals.
Transition Town Guildford did not organise a local project for their area but instead promoted donations to our projects in other areas. They treated their film nights as fundraisers for our projects and their members also donated individually. Altogether during 2014-2015 TTG efforts provided $1,470 to the projects current at that time.
Z-NET Uralla played a crucial role in organising and delivering the four Landlord-Tenant projects we funded in 2017-18 in order to pioneer breaking the split-incentive barrier to reducing emissions on rental properties. Together we put solar on three rental properties, such as this one, and installed underfloor insulation in another.
In 2018 Sunny Shire (Sutherland Shire Community Energy) organised our 28th Quick Win project, solar for the Engadine child care centre. They set up a Chuffed campaign which successfully raised 20% of the total project cost, from 39 contributors. CORENA raised the rest of the project cost via our normal donations, supplemented by loan repayments from earlier projects.
COREM (Community-Owned Renewable Energy Mullumbimby) set up their own revolving fund modelled on ours back in 2015 and successfully funded a string of local solar projects. Then, in 2019, we partnered with COREM on their Coorabell Hall project, with COREM and CORENA each providing half the loan to cover the project cost.
Community energy investment
If you prefer to invest in community renewable energy, you can find investment opportunities here.
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19. Coast FM transmitter
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21. Mansfield Kindergarten
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23. Clunes Old School
24. Coast FM studio
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