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NSW floods: grants now available for affected businesses 

NSW small businesses and non-profits affected by the severe weather and floods in February and March 2022 can now apply for up to $50,000 in government support.

The Flood Disaster Recovery Small Business Grant is aimed to provide a much-needed lifeline to cover the cost of clean-up, repairs, restocking, or reopening.

“We know that Government support in times of disaster can be the difference that helps keep a business open. We will do everything we can to ensure the people and businesses hit by these floods get back on their feet,” NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet said.

To be eligible, the small business or non-profit must be in a defined disaster area in NSW which includes Armidale, Ballina, Hornsby, Lismore, Richmond Valley, and The Hills.

Applications open today and will remain open till 30 June 2022. Successful applications can expect to see funds in their accounts within 5 to 10 business days.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our local communities,” noted Treasurer Matt Kean. “They are often the primary source of income for entire families and support the bulk of local jobs.”

“Payments of up to $50,000 can go towards the cost of safety inspections, building repairs, cleaning equipment, materials needed to resume trade, disposing of debris and spoiled stock, or leasing temporary space.”

Businesses can apply via the Service NSW website or by calling a Service NSW Business Concierge on 13 77 88. 

READ MORE: QLD and NSW flooding: What affected businesses should know

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Rhea Laxmi Nath

Rhea Laxmi Nath

Rhea L Nath is a Sydney-based writer and editor. In 2022, she was named Young Journalist of the Year at the NSW Premier's Multicultural Communications Awards.

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