The Balunu Foundation is a Northern Territory-based charity that delivers cultural healing programs to at-risk youth and families. We've partnered with our friends at The People's Solar to support this great team.
It costs Balunu more than $15,000 a year in diesel fuel and generator maintenance to supply electricity to their camps. By switching to solar power and batteries, the community can use the money saved to grow their program, helping an additional 20 kids every year re-connect with Indigenous culture and prevent youth suicide in the region.
The project needs to raise another $30,000 to complete this project and put the savings towards educating their kids. It would take only 600 customers to support this energy project by switching to Energy Locals, where most of our profit goes to projects like Balunu - not posh offices and coal power stations.
With this plan, an optional 3 or 6 cents/kWh will be added to the price and that additional money will go straight to the project. If you'd rather not add a premium, you can just let us know.
If we reach the fundraising goal, every 4 additional customers who support this charity will be enough to fund another young Indigenous Adult through the Balunu Foundation's program.