Funding of $12,975 confirmed today by Federal Member for Ballarat, Catherine King, will help deliver important cost and environmental benefits for disability employment provider Ballarat Regional Industries.
The money has been provided under the Stronger Communities Programme to environmental group Ballarat Renewable Energy and Zero Emissions Incorporated as part of its Social Solar program.
It will contribute to a $36,000 project to install a 30kW solar PV unit on the roof of Ballarat Regional Industries.
Ms King said the installation will assist BRI to continue to offer terrific employment opportunities for people will disabilities while increasing renewable energy and reducing emissions.
“What a fantastic project this is. Well done to both BREAZE and BRI for recognising that in one innovative endeavour they can better support the needs of people with disabilities and enhance the environment.
“In addition, BRI will return some of the money it saves through cheaper electricity to BREAZE so BREAZE can continue its important work. BRI will own the solar panels once they are installed.”
BREAZE will make this fund raising model available to any other interested organisations.
“It all says so much for the innovative thinking that occurs within our regional community. There is a real sense of achievement and collaboration in this project.”
Ms King said she wished BREAZE well with its Social Solar programme and encouraged other organisations to consider becoming involved if they felt it was suitable.
27 July, 2016