One revolving fund…
Our revolving fund mechanism enables anyone who wants to help tackle the climate emergency to chip in to help collectively fund practical projects that reduce carbon emissions almost immediately.
We originally had two revolving funds, one each for the so-called Big Win and Quick Win projects, but we’ve merged them to create a single Quick Win climate project revolving fund. As before all loan repayments from completed projects are used to help fund subsequent projects, so your contributions are never used up – they are used over and over again.
You can see all our completed projects from both funding streams here.
Expanded range of projects…
Originally we focused on just solar PV and energy efficiency projects, but now that the greening of the grid is progressing rapidly in some regions we are also offering interest-free loans to enable other climate initiatives, like switching to electric vehicles and replacing fossil gas use with efficient electric alternatives. As before, when we have multiple concurrent projects you can choose which you prefer to support.
The $30k+ available for the next project in the (now former) Big Win funding stream at the time the funds were merged was already provisionally earmarked for a large getting off gas project. For the moment we are reserving those funds to kickstart fundraising for that project when details are finalised.
New matching offer for admin funds – till 31/12/20
One of our keen supporters is currently offering to match new admin donations (up to a maximum of $5,000). We’re very grateful and excited to think that this generous offer will enable us to start paying for some part-time help with promotion tasks. If we can reach more people we will be able to collectively achieve a lot more!
Select a project and chip in!
Chip in to help fund a specific project, or set up a recurring donation to help fund whichever project is next in line for funding. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. 95% of donated funds are spent on practical carbon-reduction projects.
Our most recent solar PV project. This project has been fully funded and the solar panels are about to be installed.
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.
Recurring donations are one way of compensating for carbon emissions that you cannot easily avoid in your everyday life. But even if you personally are already carbon neutral, we’re all in this together so helping to reduce emissions somewhere in Australia benefits everyone.
Your impact so far…
Go to the Impact Calculator and enter the past amount(s) you contributed to CORENA climate projects to see how your impact has grown over time via our revolving fund.
Or, to see the impact of any particular project, go to the Completed Projects page and select the project you wish to view.
We offer interest-free loans, repaid out of savings on bills, to non-profit organisations and similar worthy causes for cost-effective carbon-reduction projects if the up-front cost is a barrier. Submit an expression of interest for a project loan for your organisation, or nominate a project in your local area. Eligible projects are:
– Solar PV
– Energy efficiency
– Replacing gas appliances with efficient electric appliances
– Electric vehicles (difference in cost compared with non-EV)
– Package combining any of the above
You can help CORENA by:
– Becoming a member
CORENA is run entirely by volunteers who also have other responsibilities, so there are never enough hours in the day to do as much as we’d like. Please email us if you would like to help!
News, Events, Petitions, Campaigns…
Don’t lock in gas when the grid is turning green!
All-electric households already have lower carbon emissions than ones that use both gas and electricity, and as the proportion of solar and wind on the grid increases, the climate advantage of going all-electric will become even greater. See details here.