Flood-affected small business owners and not-for-profits can now apply for $50,000 grants to help with immediate clean-up and recovery costs.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said small business owners and not-for-profits in the Dubbo Regional, Mid-Western Regional and Narromine Shire Council local government areas (LGAs) are able to apply.
“The impact of the flooding has been devastating and it’s going to be a long road to recovery,” Mr Saunders said.
“These grants will provide small business owners and not-for-profits with much-needed cash flow to get back on their feet, and get back to serving their customers and their community.”
Minister for Customer Service and Digital Government Victor Dominello said the grants are administered by Service NSW as part of a range of support programs for disaster-impacted communities.
“Businesses can apply for the Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – Storms & Floods August and September 2022 Onwards now via the Service NSW website. Customers can also call Service NSW on 13 77 88, register for a call back from a Business Concierge or visit their local Recovery Centre should they require further assistance,” Mr Dominello said.
Minister for Flood Recovery Steph Cooke said the grant is available in the 75 local government areas declared natural disaster zones in recent months.
“It’s been a very tough period for communities right across inland NSW with more than 3,500 properties damaged and 1,881 of those deemed uninhabitable,” Ms Cooke said.
The Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant – Storms & Floods August and September 2022 Onwards is in addition to the $75,000 Primary Producer Grant, $10,000 Rural Landholder Grant and a range of other assistance available to natural disaster declared council areas, jointly funded by the NSW and Commonwealth governments. For more information, visit: www.service.nsw.gov.au/transaction/apply-disaster-recovery-small-business-grant-storms-floods-august-september-2022-onwards.