Government energy education programme helping Kiwis save money

Published: 14 July 2022

The Government is keeping up the momentum on supporting community energy education initiatives with the opening of the third funding round of its successful Support for Energy Education in Communities (SEEC) Programme.

Community groups, organisations, and businesses can now apply for a total of $1.7 million of funding for delivery of more energy education and to provide low-cost energy saving devices to households in need wanting to bring down their power bills.

The success of the first 24 SEEC initiatives is already making a huge difference to people who need a bit of extra support. From the first 2 funding rounds, more than 6500 households have received free energy education, and more than 67,000 low-cost energy-saving items like LEDs have been handed out.

With the growing cost of living, and colder temperatures increasing energy needs, it’s giving immediate and practical support to households that are doing it tough, and community-level support is a really effective way of doing this.

In May, 5 existing SEEC recipients were given the go-ahead to expand their existing initiatives over autumn and winter, bringing forward a total of $350,000 of funding.

Read the Minster of Energy and Resources’ press release:

Government energy education programme helping Kiwis save money(external link)—

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