Flood recovery grants open to small business
Small business owners and not-for-profit organisations across flood-affected parts of NSW can now apply for up to $50,000 to help with immediate clean-up and recovery costs.
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the grants are administered by Service NSW as part of a range of support programs for disaster-impacted communities.
“This flooding has impacted NSW for more than two months and is still causing heartache across large parts of our State, so it’s vital that we put these financial assistance programs in place,” Mr Dominello said.
“Businesses can apply for the Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – Storms & Floods August and September 2022 Onwards now via the Service NSW website.
Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the grant is available to eligible small businesses and not-for-profits in the 75 local government areas declared natural disaster zones in recent months.
“It’s been a very tough period for communities right across inland NSW with more than 3,500 properties damaged and 1,881 of those deemed uninhabitable,” Ms Cooke said.
“We know the recovery journey will be long, which is why it’s important to provide this assistance so that individuals, families, farmers and business owners can get back on their feet having faced flood after flood this year.”
The Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – Storms & Floods August and September 2022 Onwards provides small business owners and not-for-profit organisations who meet eligibility criteria with up to $25,000 upfront. If business owners are applying for more than $25,000, they will need to provide evidence of payment for completed work or relevant business items.
The Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – Storms & Floods August and September 2022 Onwards is in addition to the $75,000 Primary Producer Grant, $10,000 Rural Landholder Grant and a range of other assistance available to natural disaster declared local government areas, jointly funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments.
For eligibility information and to apply, visit Service NSW.