Eligibility checker for business flood grants
Flood-affected businesses are being encouraged to continue accessing support and assistance from the NSW Government, with a new five-step eligibility checker now live on the Service NSW website.
Minister for Emergency Services and Resilience and Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the online tool asks business owners a short series of questions to help identify which funding they can access.
“Rebuilding after the unprecedented flooding is a stressful and confusing time for people, so we want to ensure that everyone knows what support and assistance best suits their circumstances,” Ms Cooke said.
“The five-step eligibility checker takes about two minutes to complete and asks questions about the type, size and financial situation of your business.
“Once completed, business owners are presented with a list of the grants most applicable to their situation so they can decide which one is best to apply for.”
Ms Cooke said business owners can call 13 77 88 and ask to speak with a Business Concierge, request a call back, or visit a local Recovery Centre.
“The eligibility criteria for each grant varies, so we urge everyone to use the eligibility checker or contact Service NSW, saving time and making sure they can get their hands on assistance sooner,” Ms Cooke said.
“More than $20 million has now been paid into the accounts of small businesses, helping cover costs such as equipment and materials required for cleaning up and payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections.
“The Small Business Northern Flood Grant one-off payment of $10,000 also went live this week, and applications will open soon for the Medium Business Grants of up to $200,000.”
A number of grants have been announced by the NSW Government, including:
- Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant of up to $50,000;
- Northern Rivers medium-sized business grant of up to $200,000 – opening soon;
- Small Business Northern Flood Grant of $10,000;
- Rural Landholders Grant of up to $25,000; and
- Primary Producer Special Disaster Grants of up to $75,000.