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Welcome to Spark Tank

We are looking for bright ideas to save energy and make a difference to our environment in central and western NSW.

You can win money and support to help progress your idea. Finalists from three categories will be selected to present their bright ideas to the Spark Tank Energy Experts  at a special event in Bathurst in early 2017 where the winners will be selected.

How it works

Identify your bright idea.  Get support to complete your application from the Spark Tank team. Attend one of the Spark Tank info sessions. Complete application.

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Project criteria

What is your idea? Is it achievable? Is it affordable? Who benefits? We need to know that your bright idea will make the world a better place.

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Kids learnings help families to reduce power bills

Winners in the Spark Tank Home Category – Apollo Estate, Dubbo, kicked off their project ‘Young Aboriginal People Learning About Energy Efficiency’ last week. 15 Aboriginal kids participated in a day of energy efficiency activities to better understand how much...

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Congratulations to all our bright sparks!

Skillset together with the Office of Environment and Heritage hosted Spark Tank’s gala event at the Flannery Centre in Bathurst on Thursday, 16 March.  The Spark Tank initiative aimed to uncover bright ideas about saving energy across the Central West. Ten finalists...

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Community Finalist – ECCO / U3A

Here is another #brightidea for the for the community! Spark Tank is proud to introduce another finalist in the Community Category of Spark Tank! ECCO and U3A are institutions that are devoted to the education, wellbeing and social needs of senior citizens.  Their...

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Neville Landcare/Community – Community Category

Congratulations to our first Community Category Finalist - Neville Community/Landcare. A lovely idea to around energy efficiency and community halls which are such icons of regional Australia. Good Luck to the Neville Community and Landcare - such a #brightidea!...

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