Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - Small Business QLD


Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - Small Business provide funding for small businesses affected by the North and Far North QLD monsoon trough. Funding is to help with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement activities.
Open
Close date: 28 Feb 2020 12:00 AM AEST.
What do you get?

Up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

Small businesses affected by the North and Far North Queensland monsoon trough.

Overview

Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - Small Business provides small businesses with funding to help them with costs of clean-up and reinstatement activities following a declared natural disaster.

Eligible clean-up and reinstatement activities may include:

  • hiring or leasing equipment or materials essential to clean-up or for immediately resuming business activities
  • removing and disposing of debris, damaged goods and material
  • repairing buildings or repairing or replacing fittings in buildings (business premises)
  • replacing lost or damaged stock essential for immediately resuming trading
  • leasing temporary premises to resume operations
  • engaging a person to clean or to conduct a safety inspection of premises
  • paying additional wages to an employee to assist with the clean-up work

An initial grant of up to $10,000 is available to assist with cleaning and reinstatement costs immediately following the disaster event.

A subsequent grant of up to a total of $50,000 is available to assist with additional cleaning and reinstatement costs.

What are the eligibility criteria?

To be eligible, you must:

  • be a small business owner
  • hold an Australian Business Number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the disaster
  • own a small business in the eligible disaster-declared area which has suffered direct damage as a result of the disaster
  • have been engaged in carrying on the small business when affected by the natural disaster
  • be primarily responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application
  • intend to re-establish the small business in the defined disaster area for the eligible disaster 

How do you apply?

You can find out more about eligibility and how to apply at Special Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants - Small Business.