QDN was successful in our grant application to Switched on Communities.
The Grants can be used to improve the access of information available to consumers and on issues including:
· electricity usage
· electricity pricing and contract conditions
· how to compare offers to find a better electricity deal
· how to access assistance and consumer protections.
QDN’s project is called the Bright Sparks Program and will be delivered in a peer led approach. The program focuses on building the skills, knowledge and confidence of people to learn about the electricity market and be able to shop around for a better deal in the market, either with a new provider or get a better deal with their current retailer.
The project will also offer workshops for organisations who want to learn more about how they can help people with disability that they support become empowered energy consumers.
The Switched On Communities Grant funding was made available following changes to how energy is provided in South East Queensland where energy is provided by Energex. These areas affected include the Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Gold Coast and the Ipswich/Laidley region.
QDN acknowledges the support of AGL and the Queensland Government for funding this program.
The Minister for Main Roads, Road Safety and Ports and Minister for Energy, Biofuels and Water Supply, The Honourable Mark Bailey, has issued a Media Release about the project, which can be found here.
Stay tuned for more information about workshops in your area.
Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is an organisation of people with disability for people with disability.
We encourage and support ways for you to have a say – and be heard.
We aim to connect you with information about the things that matter to you, and support you coming together with others, through our network of members.
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