Junee Shire Council

Grant Opportunities

5 Jul 2021 7:25 AM -

Extension of Quad Bike Rebates

In 2016, the NSW Quad Bike Safety Improvement Program was launched to address the unacceptable fatalities and serious injuries caused by the on-farm use of quad bikes. The program supports NSW farmers to improve safety practices through the quad bike safety rebate and free training package.

The NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Program has been extended to June 2023 (updated June 2021).

  • Farming operation is no longer an eligibility requirement. All small businesses registered in NSW who own a quad bike or side-by-side vehicle (SSV) to undertake work tasks are now eligible to access the rebate (updated June 2021).
  • Businesses are encouraged to purchase SSVs as their first farm vehicle. First time SSV owners are eligible to access the rebate (updated June 2021).
  • All farming businesses registered in NSW with the primary intention of generating income are eligible to access the NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Program (from 14 April 2021).
  • Any number of applications can be submitted to apply for a maximum of $2,000 per eligible ABN (from 17 February 2021).
  • An additional $2.8 million in funding was announced to continue the NSW Quad Bike Safety Rebate Program (from 16 November 2020).
  • The rebate limit was increased to $2,000 and rebates at point of purchase were introduced for select operator protective devices (OPDs) and side-by-side vehicles (SSVs) (from 1 October 2019).
  • The rebate includes one drone rebate only per eligible business (from 27 February 2019).

For more information please visit   https://www.safework.nsw.gov.au/resource-library/agriculture,-forestry-and-fishing-publications/quad-bike-pubs/quad-bike-safety-improvement-program-FAQs

About the Powering Communities Grant Program

The Powering Communities Program (the program) will run over 2021–2022. The program provides grants to not-for-profit community organisations to improve their energy efficiency practices and technologies leading to a reduction in energy use, improvement in energy productivity and delivery of carbon abatement.

The opening date for grant applications is 1 July 2021 and will close on 20 September 2021.

The objectives of the program are to assist not-for-profit community organisations to:

  • upgrade equipment to reduce energy consumption
  • undertake energy management activities and assessments, such as energy systems assessments and feasibility studies
  • invest in energy monitoring and management systems
  • invest in on-site renewable energy and solar-connected batteries.

The intended outcomes of the program are:

  • improved energy efficiency practices and technologies for not-for profit community organisations
  • reduced energy use and lower energy bills
  • improved energy productivity
  • to deliver carbon abatement.

Community consultation is a critical element of the program. In consultation with their community, each Member of Parliament (MP) will identify potential applicants and projects in their electorate and invite them to apply for a grant. We will assess invited applications against the program’s eligibility criteria through a closed non-competitive process.

This document sets out:

  • the eligibility criteria
  • how we consider and assess grant applications
  • how we notify applicants and enter into grant agreements with grantees
  • how we monitor and evaluate grantees’ performance
  • responsibilities and expectations in relation to the opportunity.


Powering Communities Program Expression of Interest form
Powering Communities Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines
Powering Communities Program Frequently Asked Questions
Powering Communities Program Factsheet

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