Northern Rivers Medium Size Business Flood Grant NSW

This program provides funding to medium businesses and not-for-profits impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022 in northern NSW.
Closes in 94 days

Closing date: Friday 30 June 2023 Fri 30 Jun 2023

What do you get?

Funding of up to $200,000 (GST inclusive).

Who is this for?

Medium-sized businesses and not-for-profits in eligible NSW LGAs.


Grants can be used to help cover costs of clean-up and reinstatement of businesses, including:

  • payment for tradespeople to conduct safety inspections
  • equipment and materials required for cleaning up
  • equipment and materials essential for immediately resuming operations
  • payment for a cleaner if the service would not have been needed, or exceeds ordinary cleaning costs, in the absence of the disaster
  • the removal and disposal of debris, damaged materials or damaged stock
  • repairing premises, or repairing or replacing internal fittings, if it’s essential for resuming operations
  • leasing temporary premises, if it’s essential for resuming operations
  • replacing or repair of motor vehicles, if it’s essential for reinstatement of the business
  • replacing lost or damaged stock, if it’s essential for immediately resuming operations
  • temporarily adopting an online business model.

Applicants cannot have received a grant under any of the following grant programs:

Applicants must be located in one of the following local government areas (LGAs):

  • Ballina
  • Byron
  • Clarence Valley
  • Kyogle
  • Lismore
  • Richmond Valley
  • Tweed Shire.

Check if you can apply

Eligible applicants must be a medium business owner or a not-for-profit in an eligible LGA and:

  • have suffered direct damage – 'direct damage' means a direct and material impact of flooding on business assets or equipment
  • have employed a minimum of 21 and less than 200 full time equivalent (FTE) employees as at 22 February 2022
  • be responsible for meeting the costs claimed in the application
  • be intending to re-establish the medium business in the defined area.

Eligible businesses are those that:

  • hold an active Australian business number (ABN) and held that ABN at 22 February
  • are structured as a company, joint venture, partnership or trust.

Eligible not-for-profits organisations must, as at 22 February 2022, be either:

  • registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) or an equivalent State regulatory body
  • registered as an incorporated association or co-operative with Fair Trading NSW
  • deemed to be a not-for-profit organisation, in accordance with the current Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

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