Many households are missing out on the benefits of adopting renewable energy as they either do not own their own homes, or do not have the capital or cash flow to invest in the necessary energy saving equipment. To change this, Gadsa seeks to enable non-homeowners to benefit from renewable energy generation, particularly rooftop solar PV and energy efficient appliances. Gadsa has established a fund to help people attain the benefits they are currently missing out on.

A small financial incentive will be made to applicants. This will be an interest free loan payment of $500 to $1000, repayable after 12 months. The funds will be made available to proposals that achieve social, financial and environmental benefits. Projects could include:

  • Installation of solar panels on social infrastructure,
  • Purchase of energy and water efficient appliances that replace old and less efficient items,
  • or other projects that will improve the financial and sustainability of households or community organisations.

Encouragement for owners of rental accommodation, especially organisations managing community housing, to install rooftop solar systems to the mutual benefit of both owners and tenants are considered preferable.

Organisations or Individuals willing to cooperate in this endeavour are asked to contact Gadsa.


Community Action Inc. (CAI) Energy Efficiency Project

CAI manages around 170 social housing assets in the region, two of it owns. This project aims to improve the energy efficiency of these two buildings by upgrading the building insulation, ceiling ventilation, hot water and air conditioners to more modern and energy efficient models and install solar and battery systems.

This will reduce the energy used, reduce the energy bills to CAI and the tenants, make the structures more liveable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The work will be undertaken by local businesses. The whole community will benefit through the environmental gains, the financial spend diverted from energy to local consumption and the support of local businesses.

CAI and GADSA are working together to raise the estimated $71,000 necessary to complete this work. We are seeking donations from our community as well as grants from various donors. Your assistance in this is welcome.

Donate to help fund this project

Tax deductible donations can be made to CAI via:

  • Contacting Community Action: Phone (07) 5482 8959 or email accounts@community , or
  • CAI Website:

Containers for Change donations are anonymous and no receipt is issued.

Gadsa has a community account supporting this CAI project. Donate your containers at any Return It depot using Member No.: 11055810 and Name: Gadsa.

The funds will automatically be deposited in the Gadsa Community account and used to support this project.

Container collections from your home can be arranged here

Thank you for your support.