Sustainable Household Scheme underway: guidelines released and first group of applicants to proceed

Guidelines are now available for the $150 million Sustainable Household Scheme which will provide zero interest loans to eligible households to help with the upfront costs of investing in products and appliances that make their homes more energy efficient.

More than 5,000 householders and 44 suppliers and installers have already registered their interest in the Scheme which will offer loans of between $2,000 and $15,000 to be repaid over 10 years.

The Government is in the final stages of the procurement process to engage a loan provider and will also invite the initial group of registered homeowners, who have already completed an Actsmart workshop, to take part in a pilot before the end of June.

The pilot will allow the government to test and refine the system with a small group of Canberrans, suppliers and installers before it opens to all eligible households and individuals in the coming months.

Interested suppliers and installers are also invited to attend an information session on Thursday, 24 June 2021, to find out more register your interest.

The Sustainable Household Scheme is a key component of the Government’s strategy to tackle climate change while supporting households to reduce their power bills and growing jobs in the renewable energy industry.

This initiative is part of the ACT Government’s commitment to climate action through the Parliamentary Agreement of the 10th Legislative Assembly.

Interested households, suppliers and installers can register their interest and access the Guidelines online.

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