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One Dollar for One Watt

BREAZE's One Dollar for One Watt project is looking for groups or organisations that would like to raise money to help us install  solar panels on affordable or social housing in our region. This is an important project because it means more renewable energy, reduced emissions and improved social justice

If these are important issues to you, your group or organisation, then contact BREAZE and start fundraising for the future today.

The One Dollar One Watt Appeal has installed solar panels on many social housing projects, using the slogan for every $1 donated, one Watt of power will be put onto social housing. Social or affordable housing is rental accommodation provided by not for profit organisations.

Donations received are collected and deposited in the BREAZE Public Fund Account, which is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. The Fund is listed on the register of environmental organisations under item 6.1.1 of subsection 30-55(1) of the Income Tax Assessment Act (1997). It is registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (GDR status) under Australian Taxation Office rules.

BREAZE has been successful in supplementing its Social Solar donations with grants from government and community funds so that the impacts of funds raised are maximised across our region.

Our Fundraising Achievements to Date

  • 24kW of solar panels installed across 8 social housing sites managed by United Housing.
  • 10kW of solar panels installed at the Uniting Church’s Howitt Street Opportunity Shop in partnership with a Victorian Government Renewable Community Grant.
  • 10kW of solar panels installed at McCallum Disability Services Supported Independent Living facilities in Ballarat.
  • 30kW of solar panels installed at Ballarat Regional Industries’ Sebastopol facility providing training and employment to clients with special need.
How Can Your Organisation Assist?
  1. Consider One Dollar One Watt as an ethical beneficiary for your next fundraising event. 
  2. With every dollar donated we can guarantee at least one watt of renewable energy will be provided to people who cannot generally afford to source green power.
  3. Partner with the One Dollar One Watt Program to make your Donations Go Further.
  4. If you are raising funds for social equity outcomes, our Public Fund committee has a good track record of sourcing additional funds from Federal, State, local governments, community funds and benefactors. Your legacy could be the gift of an asset that continues to make a difference for over 20 years.
  5. Publicise our One Dollar One Watt Program– please circulate information about our appeal to your staff and clients. Information is available with images on our webpage and BREAZE Facebook page. We also welcome the opportunity to work with local business to tailor a proposal.
What Benefits Will Arise from A Donation?
  1. Each donor is provided with a tax receipt indicating the donation carries DGR status.
  2. Publicity is provided when installations are completed, which will acknowledge major donors and partners.
  3. The solar electricity, solar hot water and or heat pumps installed will provide financial relief for the managers of social housing and their clients, reduce our region’s greenhouse gas emissions and provide assets that continue to provide these benefits for decades.
How Can Donations Be Made?
  • BREAZE Website has a scrolling feature with links to our payment methods through Give Now.
  • You can mail cheques to BREAZE Public Fund PO Box 1301 Bakery Hill VIC 3354.
  • Through BREAZE Facebook Page follow the Donate Now instructions
For Further Information: 

Contact BREAZE Public Fund Member Ian Rossiter by email or phone  0467 220 442 to discuss how the BREAZE Social Solar Program can work with you or your organisation.