How to Get a Government Rebate for Clean, Fresh Air

Fresh Air Rebates

The Victorian Government has just announced the availability of the generous Small Business Ventilation Program – Ventilation Rebate and the Small Business Ventilation Program - Ventilation Grant.

Small Business Ventilation Program – Ventilation Rebate

The rebate offers small businesses that have commercial premises open to the public to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by providing $500 for ventilation improvement, such as Air Purifiers.

Studies have shown that improving ventilation helps reduce the spread of COVID-19 and provides customers with the confidence that businesses are doing everything they can to keep them safe.

Eligibility

To be eligible, businesses must:

  • Spend at least $500 or more on eligible expenditure purchased from 1 January 2022 to 24 June 2022
  • Operate from a Victorian fixed address commercial premises that is physically open to the public for in-person purchases or use of the business’s products and services
  • Hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN on and from 18 February 2022
  • Be registered for Goods and Services Tax (GST) on and from 18 February 2022

Closing date

Closes on 24 June 2022

What you get

$500 rebate to undertake immediate actions such as purchasing an air purifier.

Only one application is permitted per ABN. Applicants must submit separate applications for each of their businesses that operate under different ABNs.

Find out more here 

Small Business Ventilation Program - Ventilation Grant

The Small Business Ventilation Program – Ventilation Grant enables eligible public-facing businesses to invest in large projects to improve ventilation, such as building works, engaging professional services or purchasing equipment. Grant funding will be matched dollar for dollar with the business, between $1000 and $5000.

You can apply in two ways.

  1. If you already have evidence of eligible expenditure purchased from 1 January 2022, such as receipts and paid invoices, submit evidence of eligible expenditure when applying.
  2. Alternatively, you can apply by proposing a ventilation project, with grant funds to be paid at a later date once eligible items have been purchased and evidence of expenditure has been submitted (by 15 November 2022).

Examples of eligible program expenditure may include:

  • works to the building to maximise ventilation, for example fixing windows to ensure they open or adding additional windows or doors to create greater air flow
  • purchase and installation of spare parts to ensure the existing ventilation system operates effectively
  • repairs, servicing or cleaning of an existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system or air conditioning unit
  • purchasing an air purifier using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter for the premises
  • inspection by a qualified professional service provider for the purpose of a ventilation audit, HVAC health check or assistance with items identified in the self-assessment ventilation guidance.

A business that operates in more than one premises under its ABN may apply for a grant for each location. A separate application is required for each location.

Key dates

The program is now open and will close at 11:59pm Friday 24 June 2022 or when funds are fully allocated, whichever comes first.

Grants will cover eligible expenditure purchased between 1 January 2022 and 15 November 2022. The evidence of the expenditure must be submitted by 15 November 2022.

Find out more here.

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