The Alternative Technology Association (ATA) will provide free renewable energy site feasibility and supplier assessment for Victorian not-for-profit organisations, beginning Friday 17 November.

The ATA has joined the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation in launching the program to help NFP’s understand that the right sustainable technologies can help them save money and reduce their carbon emissions.

The program will also provide financing solutions as part of the program.

“Finding the most appropriate technology, its sizing and design considerations, and how much it will save is complex and beyond the reach of most not-for-profits,” ATA policy and projects manager Damien Moyse said.

“They typically don’t have the time to take advantage of energy management opportunities – despite these opportunities potentially freeing up operational funds for better use.”

Organisations registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission or that have tax charity concession status with the Australian Tax Office are eligible for the program, including:

  • youth camps and service organisations
  • aged care facilities
  • health facilities and organisations
  • community and sporting clubs
  • administrative offices

The program will be open at the City of Melbourne Bowls Club, Flagstaff Gardens, Melbourne, 9:45 am to noon.