With CUAC’s establishment in 2002, a Grants Program was created to support a range of organisations to continue to undertake energy and water consumer research and advocacy. Since 2002, CUAC has provided funding of over $1.3 million to more than 90 consumer, welfare and environment group projects.
Over time, a reduced public reserve and the availability of energy consumer advocacy funding through the Consumer Advocacy Panel led CUAC to restructure and scale down the Grants Program. In 2009-10, an in-depth review evaluated the program’s strengths, weaknesses and governance and investigated alternative models. Based on the review’s findings and recommendations, the CUAC Board decided to adopt a new, more flexible approach to its Research & Advocacy Program.
Consumer Action Law Centre and the Victorian Council of Social Service
Centre for Water Policy Management (CWPM) and John Richards initiative into Aged Care in Rural Communities (JRI), La Trobe University
St Vincent de Paul Society (Victoria)
Committee for Melbourne
Tenants Union of Victoria