NSW Storm and Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – February and March 2022


This program provides funding to NSW small businesses and not-for-profits directly impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022.
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What do you get?

Funding of up to $50,000.

Who is this for?

NSW small businesses, sole traders and not-for-profit organisations impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022.

Overview

Funding may be used to contribute to the costs of clean-up and reinstatement activities, 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 and internal fittings
  • leasing temporary premises, replacing or repair of motor vehicles, or replacing lost or damaged stock if it's essential for resuming operations.

Check if you can apply

To be eligible, you must be a small business owner or a not-for profit organisation in a defined disaster area and:

  • have suffered direct damage
  • be primarily responsible for meeting the costs you are claiming
  • intend to re-establish your small business or not-for-profit organisation within the same area
  • if you are a small business, have held an Australian business number (ABN) and have held that ABN at the time of the declared disaster
  • be engaged in carrying on the small business at the time of the floods in the defined disaster area, if you are a small business owner
  • be registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) or an equivalent state regulatory body and have held that registration at the time of the eligible disaster, if you are a not-for-profit organisation.

Sole traders with no employees who fulfil the above criteria are eligible to apply if they can show that they derive the majority of their income from the small business, or that:

  • immediately before the eligible disaster, they derived a majority of their income from the business, and
  • the majority of their income would have come from the business again if not for the eligible disaster.

You may also be eligible if your small business or not-for-profit organisation is located outside the defined disaster area, but:

  • operates on a part-time or regular basis within the defined disaster area, and
  • plant or equipment your small business owns was located in the defined disaster area and was damaged by the eligible disaster.

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Apply for the NSW Storm and Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – February and March 2022

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