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The NSW Government is offering financial support to small businesses, not-for-profit organisations and primary producers impacted by the recent storms and floods. These include the:

  • February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant
  • $10,000 small business northern flood grant
  • Primary producer special disaster grants.

Use our guide to compare the grants and work out which one suits your situation.

What is it?

February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant

Payments of up to $50,000 for eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in NSW directly impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022.

You must be a small business or not-for-profit organisation in a defined disaster area (AGRN 1012) to be eligible.

Businesses that receive the $10,000 small business northern flood grant will not be eligible for this grant.

Primary producers are not eligible for this grant.

$10,000 small business northern flood grant

A one-off payment of $10,000 for eligible small businesses and not-for-profit organisations in highly impacted local government areas (LGAs) that can demonstrate a 40% decline in turnover in March 2022 due to the impacts of the flooding events in that month, compared to March 2021 or March 2020.

The highly impacted areas are Ballina, Byron, Clarence Valley, Kyogle, Lismore, Richmond Valley and Tweed.

Businesses that receive the February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant of up to $50,000 will not be eligible for this grant.

Primary producer special disaster grants

Payments of up to $75,000 for primary producers in eligible local government areas impacted by the storms and floods from February 2022 onwards.

Once approved, eligible primary producers can access $15,000 in assistance upfront, with a further $60,000 in financial assistance available upon submission of valid tax invoices.

Eligibility

To get a list of NSW flood grants your business may be eligible for, complete a 2-minute questionnaire.

February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant

You’re eligible if you are a small business owner or not-for-profit organisation and:

  • were physically located in a defined disaster area (AGRN 1012) in February and March 2022
  • suffered direct damage – 'direct damage' means a direct and material impact of flooding on business assets or equipment
  • if you are a small business, have held an Australian Business Number (ABN), which you currently hold, and engaged in carrying on the small business at the time of the floods in the defined disaster area
  • if you are a not-for-profit organisation, 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
  • 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.

$10,000 small business northern flood grant

You may be eligible for this grant if you are a small business owner or not-for-profit organisation and you:

  • were physically located and/or operating in one of the 7 highly impacted Northern Rivers LGAs and were impacted by storms and floods in February and March 2022
  • have an active ABN, registered on or before 1 January 2021, which was held at the time of the flooding event
  • can demonstrate a 40% decline in turnover due to the impacts of the floods over the entire month of March 2022, compared to the entire month of March 2021 or March 2020
  • derived at least $75,000 in GST turnover in the financial year ended 30 June 2021 or 30 June 2020
  • had an aggregated annual turnover of between $75,000 and $10 million (inclusive) for the financial year ended 30 June 2021 or 30 June 2020
  • intend to re-establish your small business or not-for-profit organisation within the same area.

Primary producer special disaster grants

You’re eligible if you’re a primary producer and you:

  • draw at least 50% of your gross income from your primary production enterprise
  • contribute a part of your labour to the primary production enterprise
  • hold an active Australian Business Number (ABN) and held that ABN at the time of this event
  • have a primary production enterprise located in the defined area that has suffered direct damage as a result of this flooding event
  • have been engaged in carrying on the primary production enterprise when affected by this event
  • lodge an application by the closing date shown on the Rural Assistance Authority website
  • intend to re-establish or continue the primary production enterprise.

When can I apply?

February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant

Applications are now open.

Apply for the February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant

$10,000 small business northern flood grant

Applications are now open.

Apply for a $10,000 small business northern flood grant

Primary producer special disaster grants

Applications are now open.

Apply for the primary producer special disaster grant

More information

February and March 2022 storm and flood disaster recovery small business grant

For more information, refer to the program guidelines and application guide.

Sole traders and businesses located outside the defined disaster area may be eligible to apply if they meet certain eligibility criteria.

If you operate multiple small businesses, you may apply for each eligible separate business up to the maximum amount available.

$10,000 small business northern flood grant

For more information, refer to the program guidelines.

Primary producer special disaster grants

For more information, refer to the grant guidelines or frequently asked questions.

If you do not meet the eligibility criteria for this grant, you may be eligible for the Rural Landholders Grant.