IDENTIFY SUITABLE NOT-FOR-PROFIT RECIPIENT ORGANISATIONS

The first step in the Sunshine Project process is to identify suitable not-for-profit recipients. Our due diligence dictates we understand the organisation’s history, operational processes and outcomes in the context of their mission, community impact, compliance record, governance and financial stability. Critically, we need to know the organisation’s security of tenure and longevity in the building(s) it occupies.

IDENTIFY THE MOST SUITABLE UPGRADE

We assess the organisation’s energy consumption regime and identify renewables or energy efficiency upgrade options. We calculate the cost of each option, selecting the option that will provide the most benefit to the organisation. We seek the organisation’s approval (and where applicable, the building owner’s consent) to commence the selected project.

Selection includes meeting the criteria that the project will assist the organisation to:

  1. Divert more financial resources from energy costs towards maintaining and improving its vital social services to community.
  2. Reduce its carbon footprint.
  3. Be local environmental role models for energy generation and/or consumption.

HOW DOES SUNSHINE PROJECT FOR COMMUNITY INC. RAISE FUNDS?

There are three ways.

Firstly, Ecoprofit donates $1 of every carbon offset it sells to SPFC. Ecoprofit is a one-stop-shop for businesses, organisations and households to BE CARBON NEUTRAL. Click here for more information.

Secondly, SPFC seeks direct donations from businesses, organisations and households to help it complete its projects. Donate Now.

Thirdly, SPFC seeks suitable government or non-government grants to compliment donations.

PROJECT FINALISATION

Once target funds are raised, SPFC project manages the acquisition and installation of the selected project upgrade. SPFC only use good quality product and installers. The recipient organisation does not have any responsibility to manage the project. Adequate insurance coverage is maintained for all installations.

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“The Sunshine Project has helped to alleviate our energy cost burden and allowed us to allocate more resources supporting people in need. It has also generated tremendous local community awareness of what we do. The Sunshine Project is a win-win for all.”

Rosa del Ponte, Director, Earth Recovery, Katoomba

“It was great being part of the Sunshine Program to put a 5kW solar system on the roof of Earth Recovery, Katoomba. I like the fact we are helping that organisation to assist people in need. Going carbon neutral has also been a great promotional initiative for our business. I want my business in on the next Sunshine Project and beyond, as we go carbon neutral each year.”

Pat Jacob, Managing Director of Lock Trading Pty Ltd