They grant up to €500 for the purchase of a motorcyclist body airbag

Announcement of the Protective Equipment Grant Plan for the 2023 Period

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The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces the start of the Second Announcement of the Protective Equipment Grant Scheme for the Period 2023 today, Wednesday, at 12:00pm.

Applications will be accepted until 01/03/2023 at 12pm. electronically on the website (link is external) and concern the Motorcyclist Body Vest grant with a grant amount of up to €500 including VAT.

The Plan has a three-year duration (2022-2024), with a total budget of €1.050.000 for 3 years (€350.000 per year) and in 2022 it was successfully implemented after more than 1700 interested parties applied for the purchase of a Motorcyclist Airbag.

For the purchase of body airbag-type protective equipment for motorcyclists, the subsidy amount is €500 or the actual purchase cost, whichever is lower. The amount of the subsidy will be calculated based on the purchase price including VAT. It is noted that the grant does not concern the purchase of services, and the purchase cost does not cover subscriptions for the purchase of protective equipment or the securing of protective equipment through leasing.

Beneficiaries of the subsidy are all Cypriots, Europeans and citizens of third countries, who reside permanently in the areas under the effective control of the Republic of Cyprus and meet all the criteria below:

· They hold a motor vehicle driving license of at least one of the categories A or A1 or A2, and
· They are registered in the Register of the Department of Road Transport, and
· They are natural persons, holders of an active motorcycle license registered in their name.

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Applications will only be accepted online through the online platform is external), by entering the identity number, date of birth, vehicle registration number, mobile phone number and email address.

Applications will be reviewed on the basis of the Plan's criteria and those that meet the conditions will be classified in the applications to be approved. In the event that interest exceeds the predetermined number of applications, an electronic lottery will be held, and applicants will be notified of pre-approval electronically (via email) or by text message (sms) or by post.

Applicants who receive pre-approval will be given a period of one month from the date of issuance of the pre-approval to submit supporting documents for the purchase of equipment and payment account details for payment of the sponsorship. Applicants who secure pre-approval but do not make a purchase or submit the necessary information and documents within the specified time frames will not receive the subsidy.

It is reminded that those applicants who have been granted a grant by announcing the plan in 2022 will be hidden during the pre-approval process and will be informed electronically or by SMS message.

Those interested are encouraged to carefully study the conditions of the Plan on the website (link is external) or to contact by email at (link sends e-mail) for more information and questions, before submitting an application.