The NSW Government is bringing together support and services available to help business after the devastating floods of February and March 2022.
A series of events are being hosted across the Northern Rivers to give businesses and primary producers the opportunity to connect directly with the information they need. The Engagement Sessions are designed to help business identify which grant, package, or assistance they may be eligible to apply for to meet the unique recovery needs of their affected business.
The date/time/locations are listed below. Please complete the Eventbrite registration for the session you would like to attend by clicking on the date and time of the preferred location.
Kyogle: 9 May from 4.30pm - 8.00pm at Kyogle Memorial Hall
Woodburn: 10 May from 8.00am - 12.00pm at Rod n Reel Hotel Woodburn
Lismore: 10 May from 4.00pm - 8.00pm at Lismore Heights Sports Club
Lennox Heads: 11 May from 8.00am - 12.00pm at Lennox Head Community Centre
Murwillumbah: 11 May from 4.00pm - 8.00pm at Murwillumbah Services Club
Small Business Northern Flood Grant
The one-off payment of $10,000 will support eligible businesses to meet operating costs to help them during the immediate recovery period. These costs may include, but are not limited to:
Check you're in an eligible LGA
The grant payment is for small businesses or not-for-profit organisations that are located in these highly impacted Northern Rivers Local Government Areas (LGAs):
You may be eligible for this grant if your small businesses or not-for-profit has an aggregated annual turnover of $75,000 to $10 million, and can demonstrate a decline in turnover of 40% or more, due to the recent floods. View eligibility.
Know your options
There are different business flood recovery grants available with specific eligibility criteria. Please consider your options carefully, as receiving one grant may make you ineligible for another one.
To assist you with understanding what is available to your business, visit our grants comparison page.
Medium-sized businesses in the highly impacted Northern Rivers LGAs that suffered direct damage from the floods may be eligible for a grant of up to $200,000 which will be available soon. Get notified when applications open.
If you're unsure about which financial support best suits your situation, call 13 77 88 and ask to speak to a Service NSW Business Concierge.
How to apply
So that we can process your application as quickly as possible, make sure you have all the documents you need before you start your application.
The ‘apply now’ button below will give you the information you need to apply and supporting documentation required.
What happens next?
Once you’ve applied, we’ll assess your application and contact you if further supporting documentation is needed. If your application isn't successful, you will be notified via email.
If your application is approved, payment will be transferred to your specified bank account within 5 business days.
Service NSW can help you with storm and flood disaster recovery
Get free personalised support for your business from a Service NSW Business Concierge by calling 13 77 88.
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Please also remember, your friendly NORTEC Business Connect Advisors are available to assist you. Call 0490 297 703 to make an appointment.
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