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Flood Grant Updates (NSW)

$10,000 Small Business Northern Flood Grant now open

Small business owners and not-for-profits who were impacted by the floods in the Northern Rivers are now able to apply for the $10,000 Small Business Northern Flood Grant to help with things such as rent, wages, government fees and other business costs.

The grant will provide a one-off payment to those who are eligible. To be eligible, businesses and NFPs need to have experienced a decline in turnover of 40 per cent or more due to flood events in March 2022, when compared to March 2021 or March 2020.

Businesses, which have successfully applied for any of the following support programs, will not be eligible for the grant:

  • $25,000 Rural Landholders Grant for the February 2022 NSW floods;
  • $75,000 Special Disaster Grant Primary Producer for the February 2022 NSW floods;
  • February and March 2022 Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant; and
  • February and March 2022 Storm and Flood Disaster Recovery Medium Business Grant

The grant will be available to businesses in the Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and Tweed local government areas.

To find out more about this grant, please check the NSW Government Site.

‘Back home’ flood grant now open

Homeowners, renters and landlords who have been impacted by the NSW floods are now able to apply for ‘Back Home’ grant payments. This grant is for assistance with the replacement of appliances, reconnecting utilities and structural repairs to make homes habitable again.

The funds can go towards any clean-up costs to restore housing to a habitable condition, including:

  • Inspection and safe reconnection of utilities, such as electrical, gas, water, hot water and sewerage equipment not otherwise the responsibility of utility companies;
  • Necessary replacement or repairs to damaged essential household goods such as refrigerators, ovens, washing machines and microwaves;
  • Necessary replacement or repairs to damaged equipment such as computers and tools;
  • Replacing other essential household contents;
  • Moving to a new property; and
  • Necessary structural repairs including roof, flooring, walls and fitting replacement (owners).

In addition to the 8 hardest hit LGAs, the ‘Back Home’ grant can be accessed by owners and renters with households in the following adjoining areas:

  • Agnes Banks
  • Barcoongere
  • Berambing
  • Bilpin
  • Bucketty
  • Cattai
  • Coombadjha (2460)
  • Dirty Creek
  • Halfway Creek
  • Hernani
  • Leets Vale
  • Lower Portland
  • Maraylya
  • Newton Boyd
  • Putty
  • Sherwood
  • Tabulam
  • Ten Mile Hollow
  • The Gulf
  • Upper Corindi (2456)
  • Urbenville
  • Vineyard
  • Wisemans Ferry
  • Woodenbong

To find out more about this grant, please check the NSW Government Site.

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