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$10k Small Business Northern Flood Grant now open

Flood-impacted small-business owners and not-for-profits in the Northern Rivers can now apply for the $10,000 Small Business Northern Flood Grant to help with rent, wages, government fees and other business costs.

$10k Small Business Northern Flood Grant now open
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The grant would provide a one-off payment of $10,000 to eligible small businesses and not-for-profits that were impacted by the floods, including those that suffered economically.

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.

These grants are the latest in a range of programs the NSW government is delivering to support flood and disaster-affected communities. To date the government has committed nearly $1.6 billion in support to flood-affected communities.

Businesses can apply for the Small Business Northern Flood Grant via the Service NSW website. Customers can also call Service NSW on 13 77 88, register for a callback from the Business Concierge or visit their local Recovery Centre for further assistance.

The grant is available to small businesses and NFPs in the highly impacted Northern Rivers local government areas of Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Lismore, Kyogle, Richmond Valley, and Tweed Shire.

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 floodslaunch
  • $75,000 Special Disaster Grant Primary Producer for the February 2022 NSW floodslaunch
  • February and March 2022 Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grantlaunch
  • February and March 2022 Storm and Flood Disaster Recovery Medium Business Grantlaunch

Other individual flood assistance from the NSW or Commonwealth government does not exclude applications from the $10,000 Small Business Northern Flood Grant.

Businesses are also encouraged to consider their eligibility for the Medium Business Grant, targeted at businesses over 20 FTEs, prior to applying for the Small Business Northern Flood Grant. This grant is due to open in the coming weeks.

Eligible business customers will have funds deposited in their bank account within five business days of being approved.

For more information on the Small Business Northern Flood Grant visit https://www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-small-business-northern-flood-grantlaunch

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