Research and Advocacy Program

Historically, CUAC has provided small grants for research, advocacy and capacity building projects on consumer utilities issues. Reports from these CUAC-funded projects, along with more information about the history of CUAC grants, can be found on the External Research page.

The CUAC Board has developed its Research and Advocacy Program approach for 2013-14, including the Program budget, application and approval process, and research and advocacy priorities. In 2013-14, CUAC will have some funding available to support community organisations, academics and others to undertake such projects.  All funded projects will need to align with CUAC’s constitutional objects, its annual work plan and CUAC's funding guidelines.

Grant amounts are generally around $8,000 (including GST) and a preference is given to:

  • Water research and/or advocacy projects
  • Energy research and/or advocacy projects which are not likely to attract funding under the Consumer Advocacy Panel

Please contact us for a preliminary discussion of your project idea.