Natural disaster assistance is available to help communities and individuals directly affected by flood, fire, storm damage or any other declared natural disaster. To support relief and recovery following a declared natural disaster a range of measures are made available by the NSW Government.
Natural Disaster Assistance is available to Local Government Areas affected by a declared natural disaster.
Special Disaster Grants of $75,000 are available to Primary Producers affected by the recent NSW bushfires.
Low interest concessional loans of up to $500,000 are available to eligible primary producers, small business and not-for-profits affected by the recent bushfires.
Service NSW is taking applications for the recently announced NSW Small Business and Non-Profit Organisation Grant of up to $50,000. This is for small businesses (that are not farming enterprises) who have been directly impacted by fires. This new grant replaces the previous $15,000 disaster recovery grant for small business which was administered by the RAA. If you have already applied for the $15,000 grant, your application will be assessed as a priority and you can apply for additional funding (up to a total of $50,000, to cover expenses not already claimed) under the new grant. Please visit the Service NSW website to understand the criteria and access the application form for further information Service NSW website .
The Commonwealth and NSW Governments have announced a Small Business Bushfire Support grant of $10,000 to help bushfire affected small businesses in eligible Local Government Areas. If you are a primary producer and applied for, or received assistance via other grants and initiatives, including the $75,000 Bushfire Recovery Grant - Bushfires for Primary Producers, you may still be eligible for this grant. Service NSW is now taking applications. You will need a MyServiceNSW Account and applications can be submitted online via the Service NSW website. Alternatively, you can contact Service NSW for assistance on 13 77 88.
Disaster Recovery Grants of up to $15,000 are only made available when the impact of a disaster is severe and includes clean-up and recovery grants for not-for-profits in severely affected communities.