Switched On Communities

The Switched On Communities grants funding provides targeted programs to assist people who experience disadvantage or financial hardship to get better outcomes in the competitive energy market. Grants of up to $100,000 are available for not-for-profit organisations in south east Queensland to get their community switched on.

With thanks to the generosity of AGL and the Queensland Government $500,000 has been made available for organisations to assist their clients better understand their bills, compare electricity plans and access the supports available if they experience financial difficulty.

The successful community organisations to receive Switched On Communities grants are:

  • Salvation Army
  • Multilink Community Services
  • Queenslanders with Disability Network
  • COTA Qld
  • Laidley and District Community Organisation
  • Coast2Bay Housing Group
  • Encircle
  • Mangrove Housing
  • Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre
Salvation Army launches 1300 hotline to help consumers find electricity savings
Published: Feb 2017
The Salvation Army has launched its Switched on Communities education program to help people under financial pressure find savings on their electricity bills, including an electricity saving advice hotline on 1300 221 993.
Bring in your electricity bill - Palm Beach 30 November
Published: Nov 2016
Bring your electricity bill to the Palm Beach Neighbourhood Centre on 30 November between 10:00am and 12:00pm to learn how to compare electricity offers, how to understand your bill and what to do if you can’t pay your bill.
Bring Your Energy Bill Day - Caboolture 14 November
Published: Nov 2016
You, your clients, colleagues and friends are invited to join us for a free sausage sizzle while learning how to save money on your energy costs. Bring along your electricity bill to find out all you need to know about your energy use, how to read your bill, solar power, find out whether you are eligible for a concession and how to shop around for a better deal on your energy costs.
Seek and Save on your electricity bill workshops
Published: Sep 2016
These workshops, brought to you by Encircle as part of the Switched On Communities grants program, will help you understand your bill and give you a better understanding of how to save electricity and how to compare electricity providers.
Switched On Communities grants announced
Published: Sep 2016
QCOSS is pleased to announce the successful community organisations who will receive Switched On Communities grants funding. These organisations will provide targeted programs to assist people who experience disadvantage or financial hardship to get better outcomes in the competitive energy market.